Visit to ENI Bio-refinery at Porto Marghera

Posted on: March 31st, 2017 by intern No Comments

Friday, April 7, 2017 (half day)

Meeting Point: 9.30 am, “Tronchetto” boat stop
(Att! There are two stops, one called “Tronchetto-Mercato” and the other one “Tronchetto” – the right stop – ).

N.B. For safety measures, please remember to bring your ID/Passport (the same one you use to pre-register online to VIU Globalization Program).

Petrolchimico_di_GelaSunset in Mestre, Italy

N.B. The visit is compulsory for students enrolled in:
Prof. Turvani/Basso S1719 Cities, Global Change and Sustainable Development
Prof Musu/Mannino S1718 Globalization, Environment and Sustainable Development

- 9.40 am: Departure with private bus from Venezia Tronchetto
- 10 am: Arrival at the Bio-refinery and meeting with Assistant Director Ing. Luca Alburno and visit of the establishment
- 1 pm: Expected return time

Some History
Eni (Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi) is an Italian multinational oil and gas company founded in 1954.
Soon it started to develop beyond national boundaries, combining its operations with plans for the development of local communities worldwide.
In the first half of 2014, Eni achieved the start-up of the Venice-Porto Marghera biorefinery through the Green Refinery project, which was the first example of conversion of a refinery into a bio-refinery, allowing the production of high-quality biofuels from organic raw material.
Green diesel, green nafta, GPL and (potentially) jet fuel are among the substances produced by the facility, but it has been planned to use biomasses which are not for consumption.
The conversion of a pre-existing establishment brought environmental and technological benefits but also social and economic ones, providing employment through innovation and allowing to reduce the initial costs of the project.



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