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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Porto Marghera

Eni’s biorefinery project at Porto Marghera is the first example in the world of the conversion of a conventional refinery into biorefinery capable of transforming raw materials of biological origin into high quality biofuels. It is currently fuelled by palm oil, but in the future it is also expected to use biomass. Thanks to Eni's EcofiningTM technology, the Venice biorefinery has been producing Green Diesel since May 2014, the component that has enables the company to market the new Eni Diesel+. Moreover, Porto Marghera has also begun the development of a large chemicals-from-renewables platform thanks to the partnership between Versalis and the American company Elevance Renewable Sciences. In the new plants chemical intermediates, used in oil drilling and as detergents and biolubricants, will be synthesised starting from vegetable oils.

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Gela

On 6 November 2014, Eni signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the Ministry of Economic Development with trade unions, institutions and Confindustria, for the conversion of the site into a bio-refinery, based on the model adopted in Venice, and the creation a logistics hub. In August 2017 VIA/AIA authorisation by the Italian Ministry of the Environment and Protection of the Seas and Territory and the Ministry of Cultural Heritage marks an important stage in the completion of the project, which is expected by June 2018.

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 bio-refinery 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

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 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

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

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

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

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 [...] (Jangkrik - Indonesia, OCTP oil - Ghana and Zohr - Egypt). In Februray 2017, started-up the East Hub project in ...

6 April 2017 eni.com Section: company

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

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

How Eni is cultivating a strain of algae for use in biofuel production

fixes the CO 2 in the gas and uses solar energy to produce a bio-oil - a raw material for our green refinery that does not impact on food supplies. Filomena Castaldo The process comprises a few simple steps:

20 October 2017 eni.com