Our activities in Italy

In Italy we operate in all areas of the energy industry, from the extraction of natural resources to refining and chemistry, from technological research to the sale of our products and services. With Plenitude we develop and sell energy solutions from renewable sources and with Enilive we devise sustainable mobility solutions to reduce the environmental and energy impact. We strengthen our cooperation with Italian and international universities and research centres, supported by the Green Data Centre in Ferrera Erbognone, where HPC5, one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, is based.

We contribute to the country's energy security, also by diversifying supply sources, and promote the evolution of the industrial sector based on the circular economy model. In line with our decarbonization targets, we are implementing a transformation strategy based on efficiency, digitalization, business integration and the use of new technologies, in line with the goals of the National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan and national and international regulatory standards.

Country profile

Activity start date: 1926 – present

Bioenergy
Bioenergy
Bioraffinery
Bioraffinery
Carbon management
Carbon management
Chemistry
Chemistry
Environmental reclamation
Environmental reclamation
Mobility
Mobility
Oil & Gas
Oil & Gas
Refinery
Refinery
Renewable
Renewable

Eni Foundation
Enilive
Eni Rewind
Eni Basilicata
Eni Oilproducts
Enjoy
Eni Station
Energy4business
Plenitude
Versalis

How we operate in the country

Oil and gas production and refining in Sannazzaro, Livorno and Taranto

Eni - Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi (National Hydrocarbons Agency) - was founded in 1953 to continue the research and development activities started by Agip in 1926. Oil and natural gas production is carried out in the Adriatic and Ionian Sea, in the Central-Southern Apennines and in Sicily. The refining system consists of three refineries, Sannazzaro, Livorno and Taranto, plus the Milazzo refinery, in which Eni holds a 50% interest. Each of them has its own operational and strategic profile.

The development of the renewable energy sector

The expansion of our portfolio in the country for the production and sale of renewable energy continues with Plenitude. We have launched a major project for the expansion of photovoltaics and signed agreements for the development of new offshore floating wind projects. A project for the development of plants to generate energy from sea waves is underway and a marine energy research laboratory is operating.  

The conversion of the Venice and Gela plants into bio-refineries for the decarbonization of transport

Two former traditional refineries in Venice and Gela are now bio-refineries and have not been using palm oil since the end of 2022. Following their models, we are also planning to convert Livorno into a bio-refinery. In Gela, a plant is in operation that will make it possible to use up to 100% biomass not in competition with the food cycle. We have signed agreements to develop a local agro-industrial chain geared to the regeneration of marginal land and the development of sustainable agricultural practices. The aim is to produce oilseeds and bio-oil from the organic fraction of municipal solid waste.

In Gela and Venice, we plan to produce Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Construction of the plant in Gela is underway, while in Venice we are awaiting the necessary permits.

With Enilive we offer a wide range of services for the decarbonization of transport. We produce high-performance biofuels that can be used in the aviation and airport sector with the supply of SAF, sustainable alternative aviation fuels and hydrogenated biofuel HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil). We have launched HVOlution, the first diesel produced from 100% renewable raw materials. We have also inaugurated the first plant that supplies hydrogen for road mobility in Venezia Mestre.

The technologies supporting decarbonization

We conduct technological research, also in collaboration with the country's top universities and research institutes, in eight centres across the country. The Ferrara Erbognone Green Data Centre, which houses Eni's central IT systems, hosts HPC5, one of the most powerful and energy-efficient industrial supercomputers in the world. The centre is powered by a photovoltaic plant that uses the group's industrial land to generate energy from renewable sources.

Hydrogen production and carbon dioxide capture to support the energy transition

We have seized the potential of developing projects for capturing and sequestering CO₂ in depleted gas fields and promote the production of green and low-carbon hydrogen through partnerships with leading companies. Thanks to Snam we have launched the first phase of the Ravenna CCS Project for the development of the first CO2 capture and storage hub in Italy, while a three-year agreement with ENEA (the National agency for new technologies, energy and sustainable economic development) sees us at the forefront of the study and development of projects that include several areas, including the valorisation of waste to produce biogas and biomethane.

 

Highlights

Below is a selection of data about our activities in the country.

30
mm boe

Annual hydrocarbons production


3.40
bcm

gas supplied


1
GW

Plenitude’s installed capacity across the country


> 30
K

charging points planned in Italy and Europe by 2026


30
mm boe

Annual hydrocarbons production

3.40
bcm

gas supplied

1
GW

Plenitude’s installed capacity across the country

> 30
K

charging points planned in Italy and Europe by 2026

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Rome office

Piazzale Mattei, 1 – 00144 Rome

Milan office

Piazza Ezio Vanoni, 1 – 20097 San Donato Milanese (MI)

Last update: 23 February 2024


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