Eni mulls plans for 500kt per year HVO plant in Livorno

Energy major Eni is considering building a new biorefinery to replace an oil-based facility in the Italian city of Livorno, the company said on Monday, a move that would augment its role as a major producer of renewable fuels.

Eni said its decision to commission a feasibility study to build a 500,000 tonnes-per-year biorefinery to produce renewable diesel, and a facility to make hydrogen from methane gas, is part of the company’s wider decarbonization strategy.

The company has previously committed to transforming most of its oil refineries in its home country into biofuels and alternative fuels - and at the same time, shun crude palm oil.

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