Tag: Italy

Sustainable scuba: Gucci introduces biobased dive watches

Sustainable scuba: Gucci introduces biobased dive watches

January 2, 2023 |

In Italy, luxury brand Gucci has introduced dive watches made from biobased plastics. At least 46% of the unisex 40 mm watches are biobased, as is 60% of the case. Recycled materials are used for the crown, buckle, and case back.  Retailing for $1,850, the watches are water-resistant up to 200 meters and have enough […]

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Eni launches new Eni Sustainable Mobility company

Eni launches new Eni Sustainable Mobility company

January 2, 2023 |

In Italy, Eni announced the incorporation of Eni Sustainable Mobility, its new company dedicated to sustainable mobility. The company is vertically integrated along the entire value chain, bringing together services and products that support the energy transition and accelerate the path to net zero emissions throughout their entire life cycle. Eni Sustainable Mobility will develop […]

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Versalis acquires DSM’s Proesa technology

Versalis acquires DSM’s Proesa technology

December 19, 2022 |

In Italy, Versalis, Eni’s chemical company, has acquired the technology to produce enzymes for second-generation ethanol from DSM. The agreement has a strategic value for Versalis as it integrates with proprietary Proesa® technology, applied at the Crescentino plant for the production of sustainable bioethanol and chemical products from lignocellulosic biomass, improving the competitiveness of technology […]

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Eni and BF evaluate development of energy crops in Italy

Eni and BF evaluate development of energy crops in Italy

November 29, 2022 |

In Italy, Eni and BF have signed a collaboration agreement to evaluate the development of crops for energy use in Italy, recovering degraded, abandoned or polluted land, without competing with the food chain. The agreement has a first study-phase, to evaluate the sustainability and competitiveness of an agro-industrial chain to be jointly developed aiming at […]

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Kutee Kitties NFT aims to raise cash for bioplastics

Kutee Kitties NFT aims to raise cash for bioplastics

November 28, 2022 |

In Italy, an environmentally focused NFT dubbed Kutee Kitties hopes to sell original cartoons of hip cats to fund bioplastics development and other plastics waste mitigation measures. Sales of the 10,000 Kutee Kitties NFTs—which are available on OpenSea for 0.15 ETH (US$182.12)—will be used to help finance projects and companies like hemp- and ag waste-based […]

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EQTEC Italian project recommissioning on track for December

EQTEC Italian project recommissioning on track for December

November 24, 2022 |

In Italy, the EQTEC Italia Market Development Center in Gallina, near Castiglione d’Orcia, Tuscany, Italy project to recommission the plant remains on track, with the commercial operations date scheduled for December 2022, subject to the availability of service providers to complete work on ancillary equipment. Earlier this year, the company employed an operations manager and […]

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Eni ends palm oil procurement for its biorefineries

Eni ends palm oil procurement for its biorefineries

October 26, 2022 |

In Italy, Eni has definitively ended the procurement of palm oil for use at the Venice and Gela biorefineries for the production of hydrogenated biofuels. The last shipments arrived in the last few weeks, ahead of the declared goal of becoming ‘palm oil free’ by the end of 2022. Eni’s biorefineries in Venice and Gela […]

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NextChem awards LanzaTech engineering contract for Hydrogen Valley project

NextChem awards LanzaTech engineering contract for Hydrogen Valley project

October 24, 2022 |

It Italy, Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that NextChem, through itssubsidiary MyRechemical, has kicked off the engineering phase of Hydrogen Valley in Rome, which is based on NextChem’s waste-to-chemical technology and has received the EU Commission grant within IPCEI HY2USE initiative, as already communicated. NextChem has started, through MyRechemical, the engineering of waste conversion to Circular […]

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Eni exploring a third bio-refinery in Italy

Eni exploring a third bio-refinery in Italy

October 17, 2022 |

In Italy, Eni met with the president of Tuscany, and the mayors of Livorno and Collesalvetti to confirm that the company is investigating the opportunity to build a new bio-refinery at Eni’s industrial site in Livorno. The feasibility study involves building three new plants for the production of hydrogenated biofuel: a biogenic feedstock pre-treatment unit, […]

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Smooth (and sustainable) sailing with algae bioplastic boat

Smooth (and sustainable) sailing with algae bioplastic boat

October 10, 2022 |

In Italy, Furf Design Studio and designer Cesar Pieri have created a sailboat concept with a transparent, algae-based bioplastic hull and internal structures and fabrics made from plastic trash collected from the ocean.  Dubbed Second Sun, the emphasis on sustainability and transparent elements aims to reinforce the connection between the sailor and the sea. A […]

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