Tag: Italy

Eni and Aeroporti di Roma to jointly promote aviation decarbonization initiatives

Eni and Aeroporti di Roma to jointly promote aviation decarbonization initiatives

September 14, 2021 |

In Italy, Eni and Aeroporti di Roma (ADR) have signed a strategic agreement to promote decarbonization initiatives in the aviation sector and accelerate the ecological transition of airports. Eni has been producing Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) biofuel in its Venice and Gela bio-refineries since 2014 via its proprietary Ecofoning™ technology; it can also produce sustainable […]

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IVECO teams with Gruber Logistics on biomethane-powered trucks

IVECO teams with Gruber Logistics on biomethane-powered trucks

August 11, 2021 |

In Italy, IVECO, a brand of CNH Industrial, and Gruber Logistics have undertaken a sustainability partnership with IVECO S-WAY biomethane-powered trucks. The vehicles’ first refueling took place during the inauguration of the liquid biomethane installation at the Autoporto Sadobre service area. The collaboration between Gruber Logistics, APS Fuel and HAM has given way to the […]

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Seeing the light: Sustainable sun lenses from biobased material

Seeing the light: Sustainable sun lenses from biobased material

August 9, 2021 |

In Italy, a partnership between Kering Eyewear and Zeiss Sunlens has successfully developed sun lenses from biobased materials.  The new lenses will be used with the Kering Eyewear FW21 line of glasses. The lenses have also been certified by European Commission’s REDCert program, although details on the raw materials were not disclosed. “Kering Eyewear and […]

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Eni and BASF team up on bio-propanol R&D

Eni and BASF team up on bio-propanol R&D

July 29, 2021 |

In Italy, Eni and BASF have signed a strategic agreement on a joint R&D initiative to reduce the CO2 footprint of the transportation sector. The cooperation aims to develop a new technology to produce advanced bio-propanol from glycerin, a side stream of the production of industrial biodiesel (FAME, fatty acid methyl ester), that Eni will […]

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Let there be light (from a lamp made of orange peels)

Let there be light (from a lamp made of orange peels)

July 5, 2021 |

In Italy, quicky, circular-focused design firm Krill Design has introduced Ohmie, a bright orange lamp made from orange waste.  About 3 Sicilian oranges are used for each Ohmie, according to Wired. The peels are converted into a biopolymer developed in partnership with Autogrill, an international catering company. The biopolymer is then used to 3D print […]

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Dissolvable towers could help speed forest recovery after fires

Dissolvable towers could help speed forest recovery after fires

July 5, 2021 |

In Italy, architect Alberto Roncelli has proposed an innovative solution to jump-starting forest regeneration after forest fires. Dubbed Regenera, the 80-meter-tall building is actually designed to break down, spreading seeds and nutrients to help accelerate new growth. The structure also provides a safe haven for small animals and birds.  “Regenera proposes a new paradigm that […]

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NextChecm to develop green ammonia and ethanol in Latin America with FerSam

NextChecm to develop green ammonia and ethanol in Latin America with FerSam

June 30, 2021 |

In Italy, Maire Tecnimont Group’s subsidiaries NextChem and MET Development have reached an agreement with FerSam Uruguay S.A. (FerSam), part of FerSam Group, to develop projects for the production of green ammonia and bio-ethanol in Latin America. Under the agreement, Maire Tecnimont Group’s subsidiaries and FerSam will undertake feasibility studies for two projects. The first […]

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Versalis and Saipem team to promote PROESA technology

Versalis and Saipem team to promote PROESA technology

June 24, 2021 |

In Italy, Versalis, Eni’s chemical company, and Saipem, an engineering and technological platform for sustainability, have signed an agreement to internationally promote PROESA, Versalis’ proprietary technology used to produce sustainable bioethanol and chemicals from lignocellulosic biomass. Versalis and Saipem will provide integrated and technologically advanced solutions for the sustainable production of bioethanol. The PROESA® process […]

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Gucci develops vegan leather

Gucci develops vegan leather

June 21, 2021 |

In Italy, luxury brand Gucci has launched its first eco-friendly sneaker, featuring animal-free leather developed in-house. Dubbed Demetra, the material was developed at Gucci’s Gruppo Colonna plant in Tuscany. It is 77% plant-based, using viscose, wood pulp and renewable polyurethane.  The sneakers also use organic cotton and recycled steel and polyester.  The shoes will be […]

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TotalEnergies awards NextChem FEED contract for Grandpuits SAF conversion

TotalEnergies awards NextChem FEED contract for Grandpuits SAF conversion

June 7, 2021 |

In Italy, Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that its subsidiary NextChem has been awarded a contract by TotalEnergies to carry out a Front-End Engineering Design and supply its technological know-how to implement a Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) plant in Grandpuits, France, capable of processing 400,000 tons per year (ton/y). The project is part of the plan […]

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