Tag: Italy

Eni says Crescentino revamp will be up and running by H1 2020

Eni says Crescentino revamp will be up and running by H1 2020

February 17, 2020 |

In Italy, Versalis, Eni’s chemical company, has announced that all the plants at Crescentino (Vercelli, Piedmont) will be up and running by the first half of 2020. The plant, acquired in November 2018, is designed for industrial-scale production of bioethanol and has been upgraded with an investment of more than 15 million euro. The biomass […]

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NextChem teams with Saola Energy to license renewable diesel tech in the US

NextChem teams with Saola Energy to license renewable diesel tech in the US

February 12, 2020 |

In Italy, NextChem announced its alliance with Saola Energy to license in the international market a technology for the production of Renewable Diesel from vegetable oils and residual fats and kicks up a roadshow for its promotion on the American market which took off from Houston with the “National Ethanol Conference”, with next steps in […]

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Italian watchdog fines Eni €5 million for calling its palm oil HVO green

Italian watchdog fines Eni €5 million for calling its palm oil HVO green

January 15, 2020 |

In Italy, Government Europa reports that Italy’s competition authority has fined Eni €5 million, the highest fine allowed, claiming the company has been deceiving customers since 2016 by claiming its Eni Diesel+ was green when the watchdog says it isn’t because the feedstock used has high ILUC emissions. Eni Diesel+ uses 15% HVO from palm […]

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Bioplastics maker declares bankruptcy

Bioplastics maker declares bankruptcy

January 7, 2020 |

In Italy, bioplastics maker Bio-On SpA has entered bankruptcy proceedings after a Bologna court ruling late last month. The December 20, 2019 decision also mandated the polyhydroxyalkanoate producer continue operating to avoid closure. Bio-On also noted in a statement that it has not been able to gain new financing and that it cannot pay its […]

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Eni signs MOU with Tunia to develop castor as sustainable biofuel feedstock

Eni signs MOU with Tunia to develop castor as sustainable biofuel feedstock

December 4, 2019 |

In Italy, Eni and the SNDP (Societè National de Distribution des Petroles AGIL SpA), signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the Tunisian Ministry of Industry, in the presence of the Tunisian Minister of Industry, Selim Feriani, on joint collaboration, through a joint company, to cultivate castor at a semi-industrial level used to produce sustainable biofuels, […]

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Novamont invests in bio-FDCA pilot plant

Novamont invests in bio-FDCA pilot plant

November 7, 2019 |

In Italy, Novamont has now announced a 10 million-euro investment program as part of the expansion and diversification of its production plant in Terni, for the construction of a demonstration plant dedicated to a new monomer of vegetable origin derived from sugars (2.5 furandicarboxylic or FDCA). FDCA is a platform for multiple applications and Novamont […]

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Novamont expands production of compostable biopolymers to 40,000 tons

Novamont expands production of compostable biopolymers to 40,000 tons

October 17, 2019 |

In Italy, following on from Terni, the Novamont group’s historic site where the production capacity of MATER-BI® compostable bioplastics is 110,000 metric tons a year, in Patrica, in the province of Frosinone, Novamont has now started producing its compostable biopolymers in the Mater-Biopolymer plant. This will enable production capacity to be increased by 40,000 tons, […]

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Eni opens 750,000-ton biorefinery in Gela

Eni opens 750,000-ton biorefinery in Gela

September 25, 2019 |

In Italy, Eni has opened the most innovative bio-refinery in Europe at Gela. Launched in August 2019, the plant has a processing capacity of up to 750,000 metric tons a year and will be able to treat increasing quantities of used vegetable oil, animal fat, algae and by-products to produce high-quality biofuels. All the petrochemical […]

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Eni teams with Venice and Toyota on hydrogen refueling with eye on waste-to-hydrogen

Eni teams with Venice and Toyota on hydrogen refueling with eye on waste-to-hydrogen

September 9, 2019 |

In Italy, Venice is experimenting with hydrogen-fueled mobility, which only releases water vapor from exhausts. This afternoon in Mestre, as part of the events organized by Italy’s Japan Foundation for ‘Japan Week’, the Municipality and the Metropolitan City of Venice, Eni and Toyota signed an agreement to evaluate the construction of a hydrogen refueling station […]

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Virtual Equity Partners buys 100% of shares in Italy’s BTS Biogas

Virtual Equity Partners buys 100% of shares in Italy’s BTS Biogas

August 6, 2019 |

In Italy, the acquisition of 100% of the shares of BTS Biogas Srl by Virtual Equity Partners LLC (VEP) has been successfully brought to completion. The new corporate structure consolidates the company’s position as technological leader in the biogas sector and guarantees the company’s financial strength. VEP invested equity in the company back in 2017. […]

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