Bio-refineries

Through its Bio-refineries Project, Eni has reconfigured the refineries in Venice and Gela by identifying innovative solutions using “green” cycles that are both environmentally and economically sustainable. In particular, a business model has been developed that, through the upgrading of existing plants and Eni proprietary technologies, facilitates the conversion of unconventional and low-cost biological raw materials, such as vegetable oils and spent cooking oil, into high added value finished products (e.g. green diesel, green LPG, green naphtha).

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Project Key-Facts

  • Start Date 2013
  • Green Diesel product capacity (tons/year) 360
  • Reduction System of NOx emissions 45
  • Reduction System of SO₂ emissions 65
  • Reduction System of particulate 32
  • Investment (million) €200

Plants

  • Porto Marghera Biorefinery

    This first plant, in Porto Marghera, involved investment costs that were 80% lower than the construction of a new biorefinery, and enabling the redevelopment of an existing industrial site. The site is integrated with the local area and its reconversion has the full support of local economic players as it facilitated the maintenance of employment levels, at a level only slightly lower than before the crisis. The Venice biorefinery is certified according to the 2BSvs standard.

Technologies

  • Ecofining™

    Developed by Eni and tested in its laboratories, it allows the production of high-quality sustainable biofuels, while reducing particulate emissions and improving engine efficiency, in line with current legislation and European directives. Eni’s innovative Ecofining™ technology has been applied to the catalytic hydrodesulphurisation section of the refinery in Venice where, since 2014, Eni has been manufacturing its new Eni Diesel +, the fuel with the largest organic and renewable component (15%), the use of which has demonstrated a significant reduction in pollutant emissions.

Second and third generation of Biofuel

Eni will produce for the first time in the Porto Marghera refinery green bio‐fuel from vegetable oil and biomass and therefore lowering the CO2 emission compared to conventional fuels.

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How Eni green diesel was born

RP Siegel looks at the joint development of the Ecofining process that Honeywell UOP's Renewable Energy and Chemicals business has undertaken in conjunction with ENI. The process was just recognized with the 2015 Platts Industry Leader Award for Biofuels. Author explains how ENI made the decision to revamp its ...

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How ecofining and Eni green diesel were born

RP Siegel looks at the joint development of the Ecofining process that Honeywell UOP's Renewable Energy and Chemicals business has undertaken in conjunction with ENI. The process was just recognized with the 2015 Platts Industry Leader Award for Biofuels. Author explains how ENI made the decision to revamp its ...

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Venezia: la prima Bioraffineria - Venezia: the first biorefinery

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The stories of Lucio and Andrea – #Transformation: the biorefinery in Venice | Eni Video Channel

Lucio and Andrea begin to recount the first chapter of a #Transformation. Come with us and hear the story of the Venice biorefinery. Subscribe on Eni Video Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4T5-TgmOJWXgeOLGwj-Ekw ----- Want more from Eni? Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EniItalia/?fref=ts Twitter: https://twitter.com/eni https://twitter.com/Eniday Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eni/ Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/enidigital/albums Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/2/106162487688494239281/posts

2017-2020 Strategic Plan

approach to project development Eni's 7 special projects have one common feature: a fast-track development coupled with a quick time-to-market. What is our secret? Eni carries out a detailed project development [...] costs reduction. R&M: Refining margin was lowered to 4.2/barrel vs 5.2/barrel in 2015 ...

1 January 2016 eni.com Section: investors

2016 results

obtained the permissions from the Authorities, Green Refinery project started, representing a milestone of the Protocol. Gela is the first cross and integrated project in Italy, in which Eni is committed to build [...] billion boe of additional resources at a cost of 0.6 $/boe. Additions to the Company's ...

6 April 2017 eni.com Section: company

A new lease of life for refining

role in developing a new generation of biofuels with zero environmental impact. The biorefineries project involved reimagining our refineries in Venice and Gela - identifying innovative solutions using environmentally [...] 420,000 tonnes of biodiesel. In August 2017 Eni began construction work for the completion of the Green Refinery in Gela, which ...

23 May 2017 eni.com Section: operations

Eni’s activities in Italy

converted the former refinery in Venice in a green refinery (the first example in the world of transformation in biorefinery) and initiated the green project conversion in the industrial site of the former [...] Italy the retail distribution of petroleum products, proprietary refineries in the country and the Green Refinery (the ...

12 May 2016 eni.com Section: enipedia

Eni partner of the Premio Campiello

Works have recently started on the Green Refinery site, aimed at adapting the Venice refinery for the production of innovative and high quality bio-fuels. The project is the first in the world to convert [...] refinery into a bio-refinery and is based on Ecofining technology, developed and patented by Eni. The ...

6 September 2013 eni.com Section: enipedia

Eni Award 2014 Edition

integrity and 4D environmental monitoring - Clean Sea Project Giacomo Rispoli, Claudia Prati, Andrea Amoroso, Pierluigi Bozza, Orlando Zara Green Refinery Project: conversion of the petroleum Venice Refinery into

5 October 2017 eni.com Section: enipedia

Biorefineries: green transformation projects

role in developing a new generation of biofuels with zero environmental impact. The biorefineries project involved reimagining our refineries in Venice and Gela - identifying innovative solutions using environmentally [...] biorefinery, transforming organic raw materials into high-quality biofuels. It is home to the Ecofining project, which has enabled mass production of the ...

26 October 2017 eni.com Section: operations

Climate change and new forms of energy

Award 2015 from the GGFR (Global Gas Flaring Reduction partnership) for its gas flaring reduction project in the M'Boundi field in Congo. A low-carbon portfolio A portfolio increasingly rich in natural gas [...] businesses An energy solution division for integrating renewables into the business model Biofuels and green refinery Our ...

12 May 2016 eni.com Section: Sustainability

Business risks

Development of a business model integrated with renewable energies; sustainable development of green refinery business and specific initiatives of bio-based chemistry. Integrated Annual Report 2016, Risk [...] uncertainties section pages 78-79 Strategic risk Company profitability Potential differencies between the cost of supply and the minimum off take obligations in take-or-pay long-term ...

24 July 2017 eni.com Section: investors

Statement on Decarbonisation Strategies for the 2016 AGM

production of environmentally friendly biofuels. We will also pursue the transformation of Gela into a green refinery and launch a series of green chemistry projects at Porto Torres and Porto Marghera. Implementation [...] operates in the remediation sector and owns more than 4,000 hectares of land across Italy. The Italian ...

1 January 2016 eni.com Section: media