Ecofuel S.p.A., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eni S.p.A., manages the production and marketing of high-octane oxygenated components (ethers) derived from fossil (MTBE) and renewable (ETBE) sources and methanol.

Ecofuel is a global operator on international markets and, since its foundation, has mainly operated through the creation of joint ventures with international partners.


Organizational Chart

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors currently in charge was nominated by the Shareholders' Meeting of April 1st, 2022 with a mandate expiring on the approval of the financial statements for the year 2024, it should be noted that the Chairman and CEO pro tempore was appointed by the Board of Directors of December 20th, 2022, effective as of January 01st, 2023 and until the date of the next Shareholders' Meeting, and is composed as follows:

  • Roberto Marchini, Chairman
  • Raffaella Lucarno, Director
  • Luigi Spagna, Director
  • Riccardo El Sallali, Secretary

The PWC SpA has been appointed to conduct the external auditing of the company for the nine years 2019-2028.

Board of Statutory Auditors

The Board of Statutory Auditors currently in office has been appointed by the Shareholders' Meeting of 27 April 2022 and will remain in office until the approval of the 2024 financial statements. It includes: 

  • Guido Paolucci, Chairman
  • Beatrice Ramasco, Standing Statutory Auditor
  • Andrea Ferrari, Standing Statutory Auditor
  • Maurizio Fantaccione, Substitute Statutory Auditor
  • Giulia De Martino, Substitute Statutory Auditor

Supervisory Body

The Supervisory Body appointed by the Board of Directors on 26th Oct 2022, includes:

  • Chiara Dell’Isola


Ecofuel markets all over the world (Europe, the Americas, Asia) about 1 million tonnes of products a year conducting sales directly both from its production facilities and through the logistic terminals at its disposal. EcoFuel’s main product is MTBE, which is produced mainly in Italy at Ravenna (authorised capacity of 196.200 tonnes/year), and through supplies purchased from the foreign joint ventures in which EcoFuel participates. In 1973, the company built the world’s first MTBE plant in Ravenna. In Saudi Arabia EcoFuel it has a 10% stake in Saudi European Petrochemical Co. “Ibn Zahr” which has etherification plants with an annual capacity of 1.4 million tonnes and is the country’s largest producer of MTBE, as well as plants for the production of polypropylene, with a capacity of around 1.1 million tonnes/year. Ecofuel also markets methanol, produced in particular by Supermetanol C.A., a company in which it holds a 34.5% stake, which operates a methanol production plant in Venezuela with an annual capacity of 720,000 tonnes. The range of products is completed by the bio-ethers (bio-ETBE and bio-MTBE), the production of which can be carried out at the Ravenna plant using, as appropriate, bio-ethanol or bio-methanol. The bio-ethers are products whose use makes it possible to comply with legal obligations, in force for the Italian oil market, regarding biofuel quotas for the consumer market.


The European Directive 2009/28/EU (Renewables Energy Sources “RED”), regarding the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources, sets out the objectives on energy consumption and defines the sustainability criteria for biofuels and bioliquids, including the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Since January 2012 compliance with the sustainability criteria for biofuels has been mandatory in Italy, as required by Legislative Decree 3 March 2011, 28 which implements Directive 2009/28/EU (RED). EcoFuel has developed a management system for the sustainability of biofuels, to comply with the requirements of the Directive RED and has achieved the certification of sustainable products according to the ISCC (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification) standards, and the National Certification Scheme, recognized by the European Commission. The Sustainability Management System is applicable to the production of bio-ETBE/bio-MTBE from bio-ethanol/bio-methanol and marketing and storage activities. It is structured to ensure the traceability of the information associated with each batch of product and the conservation of the sustainability characteristics, along the part of the chain within the company’s competence.

To facilitate the transmission of information EcoFuel has set up a dedicated communication channel:



SUBSTANCE NAME CAS Number EINECS Number Registration Nr.
MTBE tert-butyl methyl ether 1634-04-4 216-653-1 01-2119452786-27-0029
ETBE tert-butyl ethyl ether 637-92-3 211-309-7 01-2119452785-29-0023
Methanol 67-56-1 200-659-6 01-2119433307-44-0045
Ethanol 64-17-5 200-578-6 01-2119457610-43-0082
Butane 106-97-8 203-448-7 01-2119474691-32-0025
Raffinate 2 Gases (petroleum) C3-5 olefin - paraffinic alkylation 68477-83-8 270-765-5 01-2119533031-58-0002
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