Tag: Italy

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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New EU research shows latest data for bioenergy and biofuel pathways

New EU research shows latest data for bioenergy and biofuel pathways

November 23, 2017 |

In Italy, some bioenergy and biofuel pathways have higher (GHG) savings than others, according to the latest data published by the European Commission’s Joint Research Center. For example, electricity produced from maize in biogas plants can result in 80% GHG savings compared to fossil fuel alternatives, provided that gas-tight tanks are in place and agricultural […]

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M&G files for bankruptcy protection including Biochemtex and Beta Renewables

M&G files for bankruptcy protection including Biochemtex and Beta Renewables

November 1, 2017 |

In Italy, the court of Alessandria admitted Gruppo Mossi Ghisolfi companies to the “concordato preventivo” in accordance with article 161 sixth paragraph of the Bankruptcy Law. Eight companies of the group were included, including Biochemtex S.p.A. and Beta Renewables S.r.l. The court granted all companies a term of 120 days starting from October 26, 2017 […]

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Mossi Ghisolfi looking to sell off Beta Renewables

Mossi Ghisolfi looking to sell off Beta Renewables

October 10, 2017 |

In Italy, Mossi Ghisolfi is in discussions with some private equity and industrial players who have expressed interest in buying Beta Renewables after the parent company suffered significant losses and a 90% drop in operating profit. Big cost overruns at the parent company’s PET plant in Corpus Christi, Texas in addition to the sudden loss […]

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