Eni launched the first production of vegetable oil for biorefining in Kenya

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Claudio Descalzi, CEO of Eni

Eni completed the construction of the oilseed collection and pressing plant (agri-hub) in Makueni, Kenya, and started production of the first vegetable oil for bio-refineries. The first agri-hub will have an installed capacity of 15,000 tons with an expected production of 2,500 tons in 2022.

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Versalis plans to continue with investments focused on chemistry from renewables

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Adriano Alfani, CEO Versalis

Versalis, the chemical division of Italian oil giant Eni, met last week in Rome with representatives of national and local trade unions to present its business plan for the next four years. According to the company, more than 1.1 billion euros have been spent in the last four years and the plan is to continue with investments focused on four strategic areas: specialization, circularity, chemistry from renewables and efficiency.

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Versalis has begun the production of bioethanol from lignocellulosic biomass in North-western Italy

Versalis, Eni’s chemical company, has begun the production of bioethanol from lignocellulosic biomass at Crescentino (Vercelli, North-western Italy). The plant, which was acquired in 2018, has been overhauled thanks to major investments and has started the production of advanced bioethanol, in compliance with the European legislation for the development of renewable energy RED II, as it is derived from raw materials that do not interfere with the food chain.

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Versalis and BTS Biogas joined forces to produce biogas and biomethane

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Headquarter of Eni in San Donato Milanese (Milan)

Versalis, Eni’s chemical company, and BTS Biogas, an Italian company in the building and managing sector of biogas plants, have agreed to develop and commercialise an innovative technology for the production of biogas and biomethane from residual lignocellulosic biomass. 

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Adriano Alfani talks to Il Bioeconomista. An exclusive interview with the CEO of Versalis

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“Another main pillar of our strategy is to drive sustainability through chemistry from renewable sources. We already operate on two technological platforms: Proesa® starting from solid biomasses and Matrìca from vegetable oils.” Adriano Alfani, CEO Versalis – the chemical division of Italian oil company ENI, talks to Il Bioeconomista.

Interview by Mario Bonaccorso

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Eni launches the production of alternative sustainable aviation fuel

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Claudio Descalzi, CEO of Eni


Eni has launched the production of alternative sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) that will significantly contribute to the decarbonization of aviation in the short to medium term. Eni SAFs are produced exclusively from waste and residues, in line with the company’s strategic decision not to use palm oil from 2023.

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Crescentino plant in Italy re-starts with the production of liquid hand disinfectant from bioethanol

Crescentino Plant View: 2G biofuels biorefinery

Versalis, Eni’s chemical company, has launched a new line to produce liquid hand disinfectant marketed under the brand name Invix™ at its plant in Crescentino (Vercelli, North-western Italy), to meet the growing demand as a result of the current health situation across the nation.

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An exclusive interview with Daniele Ferrari, CEO Versalis (ENI) and President CEFIC

Daniele Ferrari. Courtesy of Versalis

“The bioeconomy offers great opportunities for the European chemical industry to create new products, diversify its raw material base and reduce its dependence on non-renewable resources”. To say it – in this long exclusive interview with Il Bioeconomista – is Daniele Ferrari, CEO Versalis, the Chemical Division of Italian oil giant ENI, and President CEFIC, the European Chemical Industry Council. Ferrari talks with us about the main challenges the European chemical industry is facing, the circular bioeconomy and the next steps of Versalis in the green chemistry field.

Interview by Mario Bonaccorso

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Eni begins operating at its pilot plant at the Gela refinery to produce bio-oil

Headquarter of Eni in San Donato Milanese (Milan)

Syndial, Eni’s environmental services company, begins operating at its pilot plant at the the Gela (Sicily) refinery. The plant transforms Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Waste (OFMSW) by recycling it into bio-oil, which can then be used to produce next-generation fuels. The plant represents the first milestone in a process driven by Eni’s own research and launched with the development of the proprietary waste-to-fuel technology created by Eni’s Renewable Energy and Environmental R&D Center in Novara.

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Eni and AMA to launch collection points for waste cooking oil in Rome

Claudio Descalzi, CEO of Eni

Eni and AMA, a public company of Roma Capitale, signed an agreement to launch collection points for waste cooking oil produced in the homes of its employees at Eni’s Rome offices in Piazzale Mattei and Via Ribotta, which will then be converted into high quality biofuels.

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