Green Refinery

The Green Refinery project is the first example in the world of the conversion of a conventional oil refinery into a biorefinery. At a difficult time for refining in Europe, Eni has identified an opportunity to reuse the catalytic hydrodesulphurization section of its refinery in Venice by reconfiguring it in a biorefinery.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.

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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.

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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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 and tested by Eni in its laboratories, it can produce very high quality sustainable biofuel, which exceeds the limits of existing fuels on the market (the so-called FAME - Fatty Acid Methyl Esters), reducing particulate emissions and improving engine efficiency, in line with current legislation and European directives.
    The result of the innovative Ecofining™ technology, Eni Diesel+ is the new diesel produced at the biorefinery in Venice, which, with a 15% renewable component, maintains engine efficiency and helps to reduce CO2 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 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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Green Refinery

A video description of the conversion project of the Porto Marghera refinery into a bio-refinery. ENG: http://www.eni.com/en_IT/media/focus-on/focus-on-gela.html Video di descrizione del progetto di conversione della Raffineria di Porto Marghera in bioraffineria. ITA:http://www.eni.com/it_IT/media/dossier/dossier-gela.html

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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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 [...] into a biorefinery: a world first The Venice biorefinery is the technological heart of the Ecofining project , a system developed in Eni ...

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

2 February 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

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

Eni’s refining operations both in Italy and abroad

mentioned above. In the full year 2016, volumes of biofuels produced from vegetable oil at the Venice Green Refinery increased by 5% from 2015 . Outside Italy, Eni's refining throughputs were 2.91 mmtonnes, down

3 May 2017 eni.com Section: operations

Refining and marketing: performance and investments

refining throughputs were down by 4.5%. In 2016 biofuels produced from vegetable oil at the Venice Green Refinery amounted to 0.21 mmtonnes, up by 5% compared to a year earlier. Retail sales in Italy were 5.

3 May 2017 eni.com Section: operations

Top 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

24 July 2017 eni.com Section: investors

Eni’s sustainability project in Congo

Eni's sustainability project in Congo Eni's sustainability project in Congo Overview In detail: the initiatives of the integrated Hinda project (PIH) Eni's support in the country for access to energy [...] The Salissa Mwana Project pdf 1 MB The Integrated Hinda Project pdf 1 MB Sustainable development projects ...

12 May 2016 eni.com Section: enipedia