The conversion of our refineries at the service of the community and the environment.
We converted its industrial plant in Porto Marghera, Venice, to the production of high quality bio-fuel from vegetable oil and biomass.
In 2017, 241 thousand tons of biomass were processed, which were transformed into 166 thousand tons of green diesel 34 thousand of green naphtha and 10 of green GPl. The biomasses supplied mostly come from Malaysia and Indonesia. They are certified according to the ISCC-EU standard and processed in certified refineries: it is possible to quantify the emission savings achieved with their use in 440 thousand tons of CO2. Furthermore, suppliers have been carefully selected, who are required to comply with specific requirements and with whom periodic visits are made in order to develop mutual cooperation in improving the sustainability requirements of supplies. For the transport of the raw material, a high efficiency vessel was chosen and it was used with dedicated transport of plant biomass from Indonesia to Italy. The personnel dedicated to the procurement and processing of biomass is specifically trained on sustainability requirements and attends regular training sessions. The team of dedicated staff collaborates with stakeholders and experts in the biofuel sector, in order to improve their knowledge and implement the most advanced European standards for Eni R & M.
Eni's commitment is also aimed at promoting, together with specialized partners and regeneration companies, pilot initiatives for the collection of exhausted vegetable oils of the domestic supply chain in Italy. The aim is to develop innovative methods of recovery and user awareness campaigns to be tested in sample cities with different extensions and different urban areas. On the basis of the results and lessons learned, the system can be subsequently extended at national level. With this in mind, in 2017, Eni has signed several agreements with industry associations, such as Conoe and Utilitalia, to encourage the collection of exhausted vegetable oils for domestic use and the subsequent reuse as the raw material in charge for bio-refineries. Finally, in 2018 a pilot project for the collection of exhausted frying oil for Eni employees will be launched.
Eni, in collaboration with the local transport company of Torino GTT which manages a fleet of about 650 diesel-powered buses, has carried out a large-scale biodiesel testing project (new EniDiesel +) instead of the traditional diesel fuel on all diesel public transport. Tests carried out at the San Donato Research Center on an EURO III bus made available by GTT, have shown that with the use of Eni Diesel there are strong reductions in ultrafine particulates <1 μ (-40%), significant reductions in NOx (-10%), consumption and naturally CO2. Eni, the City of Venice, Avm-Actv and Confindustria have also signed the launch of an experimentation in 2018 for the use of Eni Diesel + also for 162 local public transport vessels in Venice.
With regard to research initiatives, activities continued on the following lines:
With regard to the green chemistry activities it is possible to consult a special section on the Versalis website.
(1) Biomass Biofuel Sustainability voluntary scheme (2BSvs).
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