Tag: Italy

Eni looks to end palm oil and PFAD use by 2023

Eni looks to end palm oil and PFAD use by 2023

May 19, 2020 |

In Italy, the Wall Street Journal reports that Eni has announced it is aiming to phase out its controversial use of palm oil and PFAD by 2023 in a move applauded by environmental groups such as Transport & Energy who have criticized the company. The decision comes as part of a wider review of the […]

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EU’s JRC bioproducts database tracks more than 2,300 facilities across Europe

EU’s JRC bioproducts database tracks more than 2,300 facilities across Europe

March 25, 2020 |

In Italy, the European Commission’s Joint Research Center has published a new report that looks at the database it is developing to track the different facilities producing bioproducts across Europe. The bio-products being tracked using product category, feedstock origin, TRL and country are: bio-based chemicals liquid biofuels bio-based composites and fibers pulp and paper biomethane […]

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Conversion to bio key to Eni’s 2050 strategic plan

Conversion to bio key to Eni’s 2050 strategic plan

March 2, 2020 |

In Italy, Eni released its strategic plan through 2050 that includes a number of priority areas for bioenergy. Refining: gradual conversion of Italian sites by focusing on new technologies for the production of decarbonized products from the recycling of waste materials. Increase in bio-refining capacity to 5 million tons per year, palm-oil free from 2023, […]

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Snam to study renewable gas pipeline with Azerbaijan’s state-owned energy company

Snam to study renewable gas pipeline with Azerbaijan’s state-owned energy company

March 2, 2020 |

In Italy, Snam, one of the world’s leading energy infrastructure companies, and SOCAR, a State-owned energy company of the Republic of Azerbaijan operating in Azerbaijan and other countries, signed a cooperation agreement to study the development of renewable gases and use of sustainable energy, with a view to their delivery through the Southern Gas Corridor […]

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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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