Eni explores expansion of biogas production


Italian energy company Eni is considering the potential of increasing its output of renewable biogas at its industrial site in Livorno, Italy.

During a meeting held on 17th October between Eni and a roster of Tuscany officials, it was revealed that the company is conducting a feasibility study to build three new plants for the production of hydrogenated biofuel consisting of a biogenic feedstock pre-treatment unit, a 500,000 tonne per year Ecofining plant and a plant for production of hydrogen from methane gas.

Located in an area which houses fuel and lubricant production facilities, the new project could mark an ‘important milestone’ in Eni’s path to decarbonisation, according to Guiseppe Ricci, COO of Eni’s Energy Evolution.

“The coexistence of bio and traditional plants has been successfully tested with the recent production of Eni Biojet in Livorno, the first sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) exclusively from waste raw materials, animal fats and used vegetable oils thanks to the synergy with Eni’s bio-refinery in Gela,” he explained.

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