The document was signed by the chairman of Sonangol and the chief executive (CEO) of Eni, as part of President João Lourenço's state visit to the country.
The memorandum of understanding establishes that Eni and Sonangol will identify opportunities for the energy transition, including agro-industrial supply chains for the production of fuels with lower carbon emissions, valorization of residual biomass and green ammonia for agro-industrial applications.
The companies will also promote studies in the agribusiness sector to promote synergies between national agricultural production chains and bioenergy, with special attention to seeds, fertilizers and logistics.
Other areas of cooperation could involve minerals for the energy transition, such as those used in the production of batteries and renewable energy.
The President visited the technology laboratory of the Italian oil company "Eni 2050", located in the Gazometro, in Rome, a center for technological solutions for the company's decarbonization strategy.
Joao Lourenço, accompanied by the Minister of State and Chief of Staff Adão de Almeida and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Téte António, met with the CEO and chairman of the board of directors of Eni, as part of his official visit to Italy.
Eni has seven research centers in Italy with more than 1000 researchers and 8000 patents.