The commitment towards the regeneration of resources, in terms of recovery and reuse,
is also actualised by Eni Rewind through Waste to Fuel technology, which is used to
transform organic waste into bio oil and water
The technology was developed at the Eni Research Centre for Renewable Energies and the Environment in Novara and is currently being tested at the Gela Waste to Fuel pilot plant, commissioned by Eni Rewind in December 2018. An important step in Eni's new strategy, inspired by the efficiency, integration and use of new and more sustainable technologies which will lead to the construction of other large-scale Waste to Fuel plants, contributing towards the efficient and sustainable management of urban waste in large metropolitan areas. Agreements for the promotion of the circular economy and for the production requalification of sites and assets are part of this strategy which also includes the Memorandum of Understanding signed by Eni and Cassa Depositi e Prestiti in March 2019, for the start of high added value decarbonisation and climate change fighting projects.
The Waste to Fuel programme fully complies with all circular economy requirements insofar as it enables the reuse of primary waste material without depriving the food and farming supply chains of resources, because used biomasses are not sourced from field production or harvested crops.