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Our latest breakthrough in the field of fuel is Green Diesel, the result of innovative Ecofining™ technology developed in partnership with Honeywell UOP. Obtained from the hydrogenation of vegetable oils, it has improved features compared with traditional biodiesel. The new component is produced in Eni’s Venice biorefinery – the world’s first example of the “bio” conversion of an existing refinery – and, when added to diesel, creates Eni Diesel+ .
It reduces polluting emissions, is the result of a more sustainable production process and helps to reduce CO2 emissions by an average of 5 per cent.
Green Diesel is the first important step towards more advanced formulations that comply with or even anticipate stringent Italian and European legislation on biofuels. Thanks to its constant commitment to research and innovation in the world of fuels, Eni is preparing to face upcoming commitments set by the European Commission, including the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through the use of biofuels.
Vegetable oils, animal fats and waste oils ... The flexibility of the Ecofining™ process used at Eni’s Biorefinery in Venice makes it possible to treat a range of loads, however, each has different characteristics that need to be taken into account for process optimisation.