Eni to build Italy’s third bio-refinery in Livorno

Eni has affirmed its plan to establish Italy’s third bio-refinery in Livorno, involving the establishment of three new facilities dedicated to producing hydrogenated biofuels: a biogenic feedstock pre-treatment unit, a 500,000 tonnes/year Ecofining™ plant, and a facility for hydrogen production from methane gas.

The conversion of the Livorno industrial site underscores Eni’s commitment to its decarbonization strategy, aiming for carbon neutrality by 2050 and enhancing bio-refining capacity from the current 1.65 million tonnes/year to over 5 million tonnes/year by 2030.

Aligned with the decision to convert the Livorno refinery, Eni has halted crude oil imports and commenced the shutdown of lubricants production lines and the Topping plant. Fuel distribution in the region will be maintained through the importation of finished and semi-finished products.

Preparations for constructing the three new bio-refining plants are in progress, with construction set to begin post-regulatory approval. Completion and commissioning are projected by 2026.

These plants will process various biogenic feedstocks, predominantly vegetable waste and residue, to yield HVO diesel, HVO naphtha, and bio-LPG.

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