The refinery, with balanced refining capacity of 80 kbbl/d and a conversion index of 20%, supplies mainly markets in North-Eastern Italy and Austria. Besides its primary distillation plants, this refinery contains a two-stage thermal conversion plant (visbreaking/thermal cracking) designed to increase yields of valuable products. Eni intends to convert this plant into a bio-refinery based on an established proprietary technology (Ecofinig) for the production of bio-diesel.The conversion process is scheduled to start in the second quarter of 2013 while production is expected in early 2014 when the conversion is completed.
For further information on the technology, see the technological focus Green Refinery.
Last updated on 24/03/14