Dr Varone earned his undergraduate Laurea degree and his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from University of Cagliari (IT) and and has worked in the field of renewable energies in the last fifteen years. Presently engaged in fundamental energy and environmental research both from the theoretical and experimental perspectives.
As a Senior Scientist leads the Recovery of CO2 for the production of methane research Programme at CRS4, the aim of the project is to produce technical and economical assessments of relevant technologies for sustainable fuels production from renewable energies and captured CO2.
In collaboration with research groups from University of Cagliari and Sardegna Ricerche in the framework of the Regional Renewable Energy Platform is involved in R&D project on smart energy systems including bio-methane production from residuals and wastes.
In past he worked as Senior Scientist in the Earth, Energy and Environment - (E3) Cluster, under the responsibility of the IASS - Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies - Scientific Director, Prof. Carlo Rubbia, exploring new scientific and technological approaches to transform the current energy technologies, based mainly on the combustion of fossil fuels, into sustainable and climate-friendly solutions. In the trans disciplinary approach to sustainability vision of IASS, the research activity was also oriented to the production and release of technical assessments for policy makers acting in the regulatory framework.