Venice’s biorefinery: How refining overcapacity can become an opportunity with an innovative idea
Eni invested in an innovative project involving the conversion of the existing refining scheme of its Venice refinery into a “green cycle” to process very high-quality biofuels starting from biological feedstocks.
During a difficult time for the European refining industry,
eni S.p.A. invested in an innovative project. It involves the
conversion of the existing refining scheme of its Venice
refinery (Fig. 1) into a green
cycle to process very high-quality biofuels starting from
biological feedstocks. The Green Refinery project is encouraged by the
European biofuels scenario, which is strongly related to the
severe European Union (EU) environmental normative aimed at
reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.1,
1. Aerial view of enis Venice refinery.
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