Eni Plans to Convert Venice Refinery Into Biofuels Facility
by Dan Liefgreen (Bloomberg BusinessWeek) Eni SpA (ENI), Italy’s largest oil company, plans to convert its Venice refinery into a biofuels facility by 2014.
Eni staff met labor unions and city staff to review the project, which involves an investment of about 100 million euros ($130 million), the Rome-based company said in a statement. Eni said it will be the first conversion of a conventional refinery into a “bio” refinery. READ MORE and MORE (Biofuels Digest)
Excerpt from Biofuels Digest: Honeywell’s UOP and Eni SpA jointly developed the UOP/Eni Ecofining process, which uses hydroprocessing technology to convert non-edible natural oils and animal fats to Honeywell Green Diesel. The fuel offers improved performance over biodiesel and petroleum-based diesel, including a high cetane value of 80 compared with a cetane range of 40 to 60 found in diesel at the pump today. Cetane value is the measure of the combustion quality of diesel. Higher cetane values help diesel engines operate more effectively. READ MORE