|Green Diesel produced by Eni is a renewable biofuel with totally hydrocarburic composition and high energetic content produced by Eni Venice Green Refinery thanks to the implementation of the proprietary technology Ecofining. In the last years, the research activity on biofuels has grown up to fulfill regulatory requirements on the additivation of marketed fuels with increasing percentage of renewable components to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. In 2006 Eni launched a research project for the production of innovative biofuel with better quality compared to traditional biodiesel and, in collaboration with UOP, developed the new technology Ecofining. This technology is implemented in Eni Venice Green Refinery, which is the first case in the world of traditional petroleum refinery conversion into a biorefinery. The process implemented within the refinery, is based on the use of pure hydrogen instead of methanol commonly used for the production of traditional biodiesel: the hydroprocess realized determines the production of a renewable component, called Green Diesel from HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil), with full hydrocarburic composition and very high energy content. Green Diesel has also high Cetane number and good cold properties so that it is a quality component for the blending with fossil fuel. Green Diesel complies with EN 15940 specification.|
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