Tag: Italy

Bio-on teams up with Hera to produce PHA from captured CO2 and waste feedstocks

Bio-on teams up with Hera to produce PHA from captured CO2 and waste feedstocks

December 10, 2018 |

In Italy, Bio-on and Gruppo Hera have reached an agreement to take 90% and 10% shares respectively (with the possibility of Hera increasing its share to 49.9%) in LUX-ON, the new company founded by Bio-on aiming to revolutionize the production of PHAs biopolymers using CO2 captured from the atmosphere and producing energy without using fossil […]

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Eni teams with Rome on UCO collection for biodiesel production

Eni teams with Rome on UCO collection for biodiesel production

October 2, 2018 |

In Italy, 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. In addition to the twelve AMA collection […]

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Eni’s Versalis wins Biochemtex and Beta Renewables at auction

Eni’s Versalis wins Biochemtex and Beta Renewables at auction

October 1, 2018 |

In Italy, Eni’s Versalis won the bidding process ordered by the Court of Alessandria for Mossi & Ghisolfi’s Group’s “green” activities including Biochemtex and Beta Renewables. The transfer of the related business units will be formally agreed in the coming weeks, in compliance with legal procedures and deadlines. The operation includes assets and resources related […]

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European researchers say African expansion of palm oil could impact primates

European researchers say African expansion of palm oil could impact primates

August 16, 2018 |

In Italy, future expansion of the palm oil industry could have a dramatic impact on African primates, according to the findings of a new study led by the European Joint Research Centre, the European Commission’s science and knowledge service. The study has been published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Scientists […]

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Italian IPC signs MOU to build California Ethanol & Power’s ethanol plant

Italian IPC signs MOU to build California Ethanol & Power’s ethanol plant

July 3, 2018 |

In Italy, Saipem has signed a Memorandum of Understanding as well as an exclusive agreement with California Ethanol & Power, LLC, for the realization of a low carbon emission plant for the production of ethanol fuels, electricity from renewable sources, biomethane and other secondary products derived from sugar cane cultivated on site. The plant will […]

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Fiat says it’ll go all electric in Europe for 2022 but ethanol will still dominate in Brazil

Fiat says it’ll go all electric in Europe for 2022 but ethanol will still dominate in Brazil

June 5, 2018 |

In Italy, Fiat says that it is looking to invest $10.5 billion on electric vehicles through 2022 as it shifts its fleet in Europe to comply with emissions regulations, but not in Brazil. In Brazil, the company says ethanol will continue to be the dominant fuel used for reducing carbon emissions so the switch to […]

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Eni begins UCO collection program amongst employees

Eni begins UCO collection program amongst employees

June 4, 2018 |

In Italy, Eni will begin collecting used cooking oils from the homes of its employees, which will then be converted into high-quality biofuels. This pioneering initiative is part of Eni’s commitment to adopt a circular economy program across all of its business areas, with the aim of maximizing efficiency and the sustainable use of energy. […]

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Italy moves forward with EUR4.7 billion incentive scheme for biogas

Italy moves forward with EUR4.7 billion incentive scheme for biogas

April 16, 2018 |

In Italy, the government began consulting on the implementation of its new biogas policy in late March that will seen biogas producers earn around EUR300 per generation credit of 10 GCal of biogas available for public consumption, while producers of “advanced” biogas using certain feedstocks will receive EUR375 for every 5 GCal, and those co-digesting […]

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EU’s JRC releases new quality assurance tools for B7

EU’s JRC releases new quality assurance tools for B7

March 22, 2018 |

In Italy, the European Commission’s Joint Research Center released two new Certified Reference Materials (CRMs) for automotive diesel fuel containing 7 % biodiesel, so-called ‘diesel (B7)’. These CRMs will support fuel producers and fuel testing laboratories in assuring the quality of their measurements, thus improving trust in the regulatory compliance of this product on the market. […]

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Venice to trial B15 in waterbuses

Venice to trial B15 in waterbuses

March 13, 2018 |

In Italy, Venice will begin a seven-month trial in April using 15% blending of used cooking oil-based biodiesel in its waterbuses that travel the city’s famous canals. Eni will be supplying it’s Eni Diesel+ fuel in part produced from UCO collected in Venice by local utility Veritas, which is responsible for collecting and processing waste […]

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