Tag: Italy

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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Italian UCO biodiesel production could jump with household collection

Italian UCO biodiesel production could jump with household collection

October 10, 2017 |

In Italy, household collection of used cooking oil could boost feedstock for biodiesel to 200,000 metric tons per year from the 70,000 tons currently collected from 100,000 restaurants. Eni recycles the UCO into biodiesel at its 360,000 ton biodiesel factory that will increase to 600,000 tons in 2020. The company is also set to invest […]

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FAO says biofuels not good or bad but sustainable or not

FAO says biofuels not good or bad but sustainable or not

August 30, 2017 |

In Italy, the Food and Agriculture Organization says that biofuels are like any other kind of agriculture in that the social and environmental sustainability of the production dictate whether or not they are positive or negative. It went on to say that the illusion of competition between food and fuel is a simple narrative for […]

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City of Turin Bus Fleets Running on 15% Biofuel

City of Turin Bus Fleets Running on 15% Biofuel

July 8, 2017 |

In Italy, Eni signed an agreement with the City of Turin to run city buses on Eni Diesel+, a 15% biofuel made from used vegetable oils collected from residents and businesses in the area. The agreement allows the city to pay Eni the same price as regular diesel fuel and will use Eni’s biodiesel from […]

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Genomatica bio-BDO process reaches 10K tons as Novamont says “A-OK” on new plant

Genomatica bio-BDO process reaches 10K tons as Novamont says “A-OK” on new plant

June 28, 2017 |

In Italy, Novamont confirmed that its Bottrighe plant meets performance parameters including overall process performance and production volume to date for bio-based 1,4-butanediol (BDO). The plant is designed to use Genomatica’s licensed process technology to produce BDO from renewable feedstocks. Following startup in late 2016 the plant operations have been notably smooth. Genomatica also confirmed […]

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Eni teams with UCO consortium to ensure supplies for Gela biorefinery

Eni teams with UCO consortium to ensure supplies for Gela biorefinery

May 17, 2017 |

In Italy, Eni and CONOE, The National Consortium for the Collection and Treatment of Used Oils and Fats, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote and increase the collection of vegetable oils that will supply Eni’s Venice biorefinery and, from 2018, Gela. CONOE will invite all Consortium regeneration companies to supply Eni with used […]

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Bio-on and Greenergy team up for PHA plant in the UK from glycerol

Bio-on and Greenergy team up for PHA plant in the UK from glycerol

March 16, 2017 |

In Italy, Bio-on and Greenergy International Limited have signed an agreement to begin a technical collaboration, the first in the United Kingdom, to look at the possibility of producing PHAs bioplastic from Glycerol, a biodiesel production co-product. The two companies will work together to establish the feasibility of building in the United Kingdom a 5,000 […]

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Bio-on and Sadam team up to develop competitive, sustainable levulinic acid from beet waste

Bio-on and Sadam team up to develop competitive, sustainable levulinic acid from beet waste

March 2, 2017 |

In Italy, a team of two companies, Bio-on and Sadam Group, has begun working on a project to develop innovative industrial processes, at competitive cost and with low environmental impact, to produce levulinic acid, a key element of the sustainable chemical industry of the future. To anticipate the growing demand and exploit a competitive advantage, […]

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