Eni met with Eugenio Giani, the president of Tuscany, and Luca Salvetti and Adelio Antolini, the mayors of Livorno and Collesalvetti, to confirm that Eni is investigating the opportunity to build a new bio-refinery at its industrial site in Livorno.
The feasibility study involves building three new plants for the production of hydrogenated biofuel: a biogenic feedstock pre-treatment unit, a 500,000 tonne/year Ecofining™ plant and a plant for the production of hydrogen from methane gas.
The construction of the new bio-refinery – located in an industrial area which houses fuel and lubricant production facilities – would maximize synergies from the infrastructure already available and secure the site’s future as an employment and production hub, the company said in a statement.
Giuseppe Ricci, Chief Operating Officer of Eni’s Energy Evolution said: “We are working to reach an important milestone in Eni’s decarbonization strategy and the path we undertook many years ago, with the transformation of the first refinery in Venice into a bio-refinery back in 2014. ”
The president of Tuscany, Eugenio Giani, said: “I wish to express my deep appreciation for Eni’s decision to investigate the conversion of the Livorno refinery into a bio-refinery, focusing on a sustainable energy transition both in terms of the environment and the outlet market.”