Eni is committed to decarbonising all of its products and processes in order to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, in line with the international goals established by the Paris Agreement. This strategy also includes expanding the business of vegetable oil to be converted into biofuels which, used as alternatives to traditional fuels, are one of the keys to the energy transition in the transport sector.
Biofuels are fuels for transport produced from biogenic raw materials, such as organic waste, like cooking oils, animal fat and residue from the agro-food industry and oils extracted from oilseeds. To ensure an increasingly sustainable supply for our bio-refineries, we have launched an agri-feedstock project. We are collaborating with farmers to develop crops on degraded, semi-arid or abandoned land not in competition with food production and with forest resources in some African countries. Agri-feedstocks are then processed in our "agri-hubs" (the first one is already in operation in Kenya) to produce vegetable oil to be used in our bio-refineries to contribute to the production of HVO biofuels.
Eni aims to expand its bio-refining capacity from the current 1.1 million tonnes to 3 million tonnes by 2025 and vegetable oil production to around 700,000 tonnes in 2026, before exceeding 1 million tonnes in the following years.