ABOUT US

Energy Dome is a young and dynamic startup based in Milan, Italy, and was founded in 2019. We are engineers, innovators and business professionals with ambitious goals and a clear mission empowered by proprietary groundbreaking technologies.

OUR MISSION


To fight climate change with new technology capable of drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere.

OUR FOCUS


Our focus is long duration energy storage to enable dispatchable and affordable renewable energy production, thereby decarbonizing the energy industry and providing a more sustainable future for all.

Our Team

Energy Dome is a dynamic and innovative Italian startup comprised of engineers and commercial professionals with great experience in the production, construction and development of renewable energy power plants. IOur team has a track record from previous ventures in developing, designing and building more than 500 MWe of geothermal, heat recovery, CSP, biogas and biomass power plants based on proprietary innovative technologies.

Management Team

Claudio Spadacini

Founder and CEO


Engineer by formation, entrepreneur by nature, Claudio has multiple successful experiences founding energy ventures taking them from the early concept to successful leading market players. Before Energy Dome he founded and managed Exergy S.p.A. a company that, under his guidance, developed and installed more than 460 MWe of geothermal, waste heat recovery and CSP power plants. These plants were all based on the innovative technology of the radial outflow turbine patented and developed by Claudio himself. Prior to that he founded Sebigas S.p.A., which designs, constructs and manages biogas plants world wide with a portfolio of over 80 plants. Claudio is also founder, together with Andrea Dossi, of Idroelettrica Cavaglio, developer of hydroelectric power plant with an innovative technology for rock drilling tunnels and the worldwide longest drilled tunnel of its kind. All Claudio’s new ventures are based on disruptive technologies that he was able to envision, invent and develop by, at the same time, carefully protecting with numerous patents. Claudio is a skilled engineer with an extensive knowledge of conventional and renewable energy systems, turbomachinery and thermodynamic processes. Claudio holds a Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering Turbomachinery, Energy Production and Conversion at the Politecnico di Milano.

Rembrandt Niessen

CCO


Rembrandt is a renewable energy pioneer with entrepreneurial experience as well as a strong track record in the corporate environment. In 1993 he founded NEDPOWER, taking his first wind project to construction in India in 1998. He joined GE Energy in 2003 where, following leadership positions in London, Singapore and the US, he was appointed global leader of the Project Development team. Leading this team he managed a global portfolio of mostly wind and gas-fired projects through the development cycle. He oversaw 10GW of co-development achieving financial closure across Europe, Africa, Asia, and North and South America. He was also Managing Director at GE Capital's Energy Financial Services group.

Dario Rizzi

Co-Founder, COO & CTO


Dario is a leading expert in designing and commissioning of thermodynamic processes and rotating machinery. Previously he was technical director at Exergy S.p.A. where he built over 30 power plants worldwide being responsible from the early engineering phase to the final commissioning and testing. Dario was also responsible for the turbine production facility leading the production, assembly and testing of over 50 turbines. Dario has also a long experience as inventor being the co-author of more than 30 patents filed on ORC process, radial outflow turbo-generators and turbomachinery construction methods. Dario holds a master degree in industrial and mechanical engineering at the Politecnico di Milano.

Francesco Oppici

Co-founder, VP Product & Business Development


Francesco is a business developer with multiple years of international experience developing new markets and product lines. He was previously sales and business development director Americas at Exergy S.p.A. where he was responsible for opening and leading the regional company office in Mexico City. He has a successful track record in opening new markets being responsible for the sale of new company product applications such as the first high enthalpy geothermal project and the first concentrated solar power (CSP) project. Francesco has also experience as proposal engineer with capabilities of power plants design optimization and cost estimation. He holds a master degree in Energy Engineering and Power Production at Politecnico di Milano.


Fabio Arienti

Process Engineer


Fabio is a talented Energy Engineer with International experience as Process Engineer with deep knowledge of thermodynamic and mechanical design of innovative power plant equipments. He has 6 years experience in commissioning and startup of ORC plants, especially Geothermal and Heat recovery plant.

Fabio Vitale

Process Engineer


Fabio is graduated in chemical engineering at Politecnico di Milano in 2017, in 2019 got a postgraduated Master in Energy engineering and operations at Politecnico di Torino. Since then he worked as production and process engineer in an Oil&Gas company for three years. He joined Energy Dome to be an active part in the energy transition challenge and give a positive contribution to the team.

Simone Panella

Junior Process Engineer


Simone is a passionate young Energy Engineer, recently graduated at Politecnico di Milano. He is specialized in power production with a particular focus on renewable sources, energy conversion and thermodynamic processes. He obtained a master’s degree with a final mark of 108/110 in Energy Engineering and he proposed a numerical thesis on the optimisation of an ORC cycle in on-design and off-design configuration, coupled with a CSP plant and a storage system. Simone acquired at Politecnico di Milano a proper knowledge about a wide range of technologies for the production, consumption and storage of energy. Simone has great skills in solving numerical problems.

Filippo Molteni

Automation & Control Engineer


Filippo is an experienced automation and electrical engineer capable of providing technical leadership and guidance in integrated automation, process control and electrical systems. In the 8 years of past experiences he was planning projects scope and budget estimations, providing technical leadership in solving complex technical issues. Such experiences in Europe, USA, Middle East and Australia include construction, commissioning and startup of renewable energy plants in particular Geothermal & Heat recovery plants, industrial plants for painting and waste water treatment. At the beginning of the career a wide range of experience in PLC configuration and software design.

Giorgio Ferrara

Junior Automation & Control Engineer


Georgio is our new Automation and Control Engineer, and will use his technology expertise and enthusiasm for simulation and control of mechanical, electrical, and energy systems to help Energy Dome build new energy storage projects to support more renewable energy on the grid. Giorgio likes solving challenging problems by devising simple solutions that can have a major impact. He is grateful to be part of a company that shares a vision of a sustainable world. Giorgio received his Master of Science degree cum laude in Automation and Control Engineering at Politecnico di Milano and he received additional training at Alta Scuola Politecnica in Milano.


Jonathan Roncolato

Product Engineer


Jonathan’s background was shaped in applied research, developing a deep knowledge of both Computational Fluid Dynamics and numerical simulation of energy systems. He worked several years in close collaboration with innovative startups and industrial partners in the fields of CSP and energy storage, specifically A-CAES technology. He enthusiastically joined Energy Dome for both the opportunity to work with an international team of talented people and to contribute to the company vision: lead the way in the energy transition and foster the access to affordable and sustainable energy. He holds a Master Degree in Energy Engineering and Power Production at Politecnico di Milano.

Andrea Colombo

Electrical Engineer


Andrea is an electrical engineer, who graduated in 2018 from the Polytechnic of Milan. After a two-year experience in the field of railway and subway electric traction, he decided to change the thematic field of application of the electrical discipline, moving to that of renewable energy. Energy dome, being an innovative technology that stands in the struggle of the problem of climate change, also fits with his personal values.

Alexandre Allan

Sales Engineer


Alex is an experienced Chemical Engineer, with over nine years of experience within the Oil and Gas industry. Experiences included R&D, Plant commissioning activities (including Inspection, troubleshooting and startup), and Technical Sales, supporting customers globally. Utilizing his problem-solving skills in a customer-focused environment, Alex is passionate about working with a talented team and innovative products, within an exciting company and industry.

Antonio Lezzi

Supply Chain Manager


Antonio has over 12 years of experience in procurement and logistics across several sectors. Prior to joining Energy Dome, he has held positions such as Procurement Manager and Supply Chain Manager in the electro-mechanical industry and specialized in assisting, with a pragmatic approach, on all the aspects of procurement cycle and strategic areas with the aim of improving the end-to-end supply chain. Antonio holds a Master’s Degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the University Parthenope of Naples, Italy.


Ben Potter

SVP Strategy, Corporate Development and Investor Relations


Ben brings experience across the energy value chain, including capital raising, M&A, corporate strategy and renewable energy project development. He is on the Board and Investment Committee of Decentral Energy Capital, a solar private equity fund. His previous roles include working in cleantech investment banking as a Venture Partner at Prospect Capital, Senior Strategy Manager at EY in London, Head of Energy at Cala Capital and working as an economic advisor to various emerging market governments. He is an economist by training with an MSc (London School of Economics), MCom (University of Cape Town), and BSc (University of the Witwatersrand).

Paolo Cavallini

Head of Finance


After a Master’s Degree in Management Engineering with a specialization in Energy and sustainability management at “Politecnico di Milano”, he worked as a group controller for international listed companies in different industries and also with responsibility for M&A projects. Passionate and curious, he joined Energy Dome willing to give his contribution to the growth of a company that can lead to a disruptive change toward a more sustainable world.

Ilenia Geronimi

Financial and Administrative Specialist


Ilenia is an experienced accountant. After a significant experience in a Big Four accounting firm as a consultant, she moved on administration and accounting department of a leading Italian bank and now she is happy to be part of this big project, called Energy Dome, capable of improving our world. Ilenia holds a Master’s Degree cum laude in Business Administration and Law at the University of Pavia, Italy.

David Wilson

Bid and Contract Manager


David brings experience of Bid and Contract Management from a background in both Oil and Gas and Renewable Energy most recently leading Offshore Project Sales Teams for a major Wind Turbine Generator OEM. David is passionate about creating collaborative, structured and supportive team cultures, with the aim of empowering colleagues to deliver exceptional performance.


Board of Directors

Claudio Spadacini

Board Member


Engineer by formation, entrepreneur by nature, Claudio has multiple successful experiences founding energy ventures taking them from the early concept to successful leading market players. Before Energy Dome he founded and managed Exergy S.p.A. a company that, under his guidance, developed and installed more than 460 MWe of geothermal, waste heat recovery and CSP power plants. These plants were all based on the innovative technology of the radial outflow turbine patented and developed by Claudio himself. Prior to that he founded Sebigas S.p.A., which designs, constructs and manages biogas plants world wide with a portfolio of over 80 plants. Claudio is also founder, together with Andrea Dossi, of Idroelettrica Cavaglio, developer of hydroelectric power plant with an innovative technology for rock drilling tunnels and the worldwide longest drilled tunnel of its kind. All Claudio’s new ventures are based on disruptive technologies that he was able to envision, invent and develop by, at the same time, carefully protecting with numerous patents. Claudio is a skilled engineer with an extensive knowledge of conventional and renewable energy systems, turbomachinery and thermodynamic processes. Claudio holds a Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering Turbomachinery, Energy Production and Conversion at the Politecnico di Milano.

Cesare Maifredi

Board Member


Cesare Maifredi - General Partner - Milan.
Seasoned professional in tech venture capital, strategic planning and corporate finance with over 15 years of work experience in the US and Italy. He began his career in management consulting rising through the ranks at firms such as Accenture, Bain & McKinsey before joining 360 Capital in 2010. He has since supported over €200M in fundraising activities and led/managed over a dozen technology venture investments across Europe including Invendo Medical (sold to Ambu A/S), EPS (sold to Engie SA), Musement (sold to TUI Group AG), Neutrino (sold to Coinbase Inc). Cesare holds an M.B.A. from Darden School of Business Administration of the University of Virginia, and Master degrees in Industrial Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Brescia, Italy.

James Ferrier

Board Member


James is an Impact Investment Director at Barclays in the Principal Investments team. He leads Barclays’ Sustainable Impact Capital Programme which has the objective to invest in innovative environmentally focused start-ups helping to accelerate the transition towards a net zero future. His 25 years of transaction and portfolio management experience spanning careers at Barclays and EY includes work on large portfolio sales, buyouts and mid-market PE deals in the Americas, Europe and Asia. He is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor and holds a master degree in mathematics from the University of Oxford.

Andrea Dossi

Board Member


Andrea is a well experienced manager and entrepreneur, he is Vice President of Gruppo Sapio, a company leader in the production of industrial gasses since 1922. He is also Vice President of Biorep, a company part of the Sapio Group specializes in the collection, transportation, processing, cryopreservation and distribution of high quality biological material. He was previously responsible for Sapio’s special projects and new gas applications where he developed multiple cogeneration plants for Sapio’s facilities. He has been part of Monza e Brianza Confindustria’s team dedicated to the support to innovative startups. Andrea is also counselor of Iniziative Biometano, a group that owns Biogas and Biomethane projects and counts among its shareholder SNAM, one of the world’s leading energy infrastructure operators. Andrea is also founder, together with Claudio Spadacini, of Idroelettrica Cavaglio, developer of hydroelectric power plant with an innovative technology for rock drilling tunnels and the worldwide longest drilled tunnel of its kind. Andrea holds a master degree in industrial engineering, logistics and production at LIUC university.

Ben Potter

SVP Strategy, Corporate Development and Investor Relations


Ben brings experience across the energy value chain, including capital raising, M&A, corporate strategy and renewable energy project development. He is on the Board and Investment Committee of Decentral Energy Capital, a solar private equity fund. His previous roles include working in cleantech investment banking as a Venture Partner at Prospect Capital, Senior Strategy Manager at EY in London, Head of Energy at Cala Capital and working as an economic advisor to various emerging market governments. He is an economist by training with an MSc (London School of Economics), MCom (University of Cape Town), and BSc (University of the Witwatersrand).

Board Observers

Gabriele Gallotti

Board Observer


Before founding Novum Capital Partners in 2018, Gabriele was a Managing Director at JP Morgan in Geneva, where he built a client portfolio of over USD4 billion across 30 families. Gabriele’s specialty is advising his clients on their full balance sheet including all aspects of wealth planning, portfolio management and credit advice (including mortgage, jet, yacht and art financing, as well as complex credit deals). Between 2011 to 2016, Gabriele served as a member of the JPMorgan Private Banking Advisory Council. He started his career at BSI in Lugano and moved to Geneva, where he led the bank’s advisory team. Gabriele holds a degree from Bocconi University in Milan.

Sebastiano Silvestri

Board Observer


Sebastiano joined A2A as Innovation Manager in 2018 and since 2020 leads the Corporate Venture Capital program of the Group focusing on early-stage startups in the energy transition and circular economy space. He also works as secondee in 360 Capital. He previously worked as business strategy consultant in Accenture Strategy in the energy & utilities practice. Sebastiano holds a BSc in Business Administration and Management from Bocconi University and a MSc in Environmental Management from IE Business School.

Marcin Klopot

Board Observer


Marcin is an Impact Investment Manager at Barclays in the Principal Investments team. Marcin’s 10 year experience spans mainly across careers in banking at Barclays, Credit Suisse and GE Capital and includes work on complex securitization portfolio risk transfers and mid-market leverage finance deals in Europe. He also did a 12 month stint in a technology start-up in London and supported various European start-ups in their fund raising activities. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a master degree in operational research from Strathclyde University.

 
 

Advisory Board

Marc Murnaghan

Advisory Board Member


Marc is CEO of Polaris Infrastructure inc. where he led the successful recapitalization transaction, including negotiation of amendments to the San Jacinto project loan documents and the power purchase agreement. San Jacinto is the largest operating geothermal power plant in Nicaragua with 70 MWe of installed power. Marc brings a deep background in the capital markets, having spent over 20 years in senior investment banking roles with Cormark Securities Inc. and National Bank Financial Inc., where he ran the Power and Alternative Energy groups, leading efforts to raise capital for companies in the solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, biomass, power electronics, battery technologies and fuel cell sectors. In addition, he currently chairs the Board of Directors at Autism Speaks Canada, the leading autism science and advocacy organization in Canada. Marc holds an Honours Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

Ennio Macchi

Advisory Board Member


Professor Macchi is Emeritus Professor at Politecnico di Milano www.energia.polimi.it. He took part in the creation of the Energy Department at the Politecnico di Milano, of which he was the first director. He created and coordinates the research activities of a group of teachers and researchers of the Politecnico di Milano www.gecos.polimi.it, which operates in various sectors of energy conversion and environmental impact of energy systems. The research activity of the group is recognized review of international excellence by the peer review promoted by the University. He has been scientific manager of numerous national and international research programs and consultant to many research bodies, industries and utilities in the energy sector. Prof. Macchi is the author of over 200 scientific papers, including numerous volumes and articles published on the most prestigious sector magazines concerning: applied thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, turbomachinery, heat exchangers, heat pumps, power cycles, energy efficiency, thermoelectric power plants, renewable energy, cogeneration, gas turbines and combined cycles, waste-to-energy treatment, environmental impact of energy systems, sustainable coal, carbon dioxide capture and sequestration and hydrogen.

Felice Egidi

Advisory Board Member


Felice Egidi has cooperated with major energy companies in the last few decades gaining a long-lasting experience in the energy sector. He majored in Aeronautical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano and has earned a master degree in “advanced management” at Insead- Fontainebleau. From 2000 to 2008 he joined Endesa Italia as Group COO and was also acting as CEO of Ergon Energia, the controlled arm for energy sales to industrial customers. He represented the Group at European level with institutional and private stakeholders. Endesa Italia was then acquired by E.ON Group and Felice Egidi was appointed as procurement executive director of the Italian branch. In January 2009 Felice Egidi joined Enel Green Power S.p.A. as group executive Vice President for regulation&antitrust world area, directly reporting to Group CEO Francesco Starace. From 2016 to 2019 he was appointed as Enel’s vice-president for European Public Affair in Brussels. Felice Egidi was also board director in the main European Association participating as nominated party to the main round table/working groups regarding the on-going decarbonisation process. Indeed, amongst many he took part in Wind Europe, Solar Power Europe, Eurolectric as well as IEA in Paris.

 

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