Eni Sustainable Mobility has major projects for the ecological transition, all aimed at protecting the economy and moving intelligently

Technological neutrality. A simple concept that however needs an explanation. Like almost everything related to sustainability in its macro application.

Here is a concrete example: Eni is investing massively on the development of technologies, fuels and solutions for mobility in favor of progressive decarbonisation.

It does so by developing projects that focus above all on the development of biofuels destined for the hard to abbot, such as airplanes, ships and trains. It does so through car sharing projects with fleets increasingly made up of electric cars. It does so by developing fast-charging e-fuel stations and hydrogen refueling systems.

Grow to be sustainable

In summary, Eni does not ideologically focus on just one alternative sector to hydrocarbons, but on multiple technological and industrial solutions. An approach permitted by the EU and considered advantageous and enormously advanced because it tends to safeguard the economy, its territorial specificities and development.

Eni Sustainable Mobility: decarbonising mobility

Eni Sustainable Mobility, since January 2023, is the Eni company dedicated to sustainable mobility which aims to provide progressively decarbonised services and products for the energy transition, accelerating the path towards zero emissions along their entire life cycle.

In this way, Eni Sustainable Mobility contributes to Eni's goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2050, in line with the United Nations 2030 Agenda and the objectives of the Paris Agreement on climate.

E-fueled car sharing

The construction of projects and infrastructures to support the sale of services in favor of sustainable mobility are probably the most visible part of Eni Sustainable Mobility's operations to the general public.

Starting with Enjoy, the car sharing service that has been present for years in large Italian cities, supplied by an increasingly e-fueled fleet.

In addition, there is a network of 5,000 Eni Live Stations distributed throughout Italy and Europe, with plans to add 300 more by 2026.

The petrol stations of the future

This is good news, because Eni Live Mobility will no longer be just points of sale for hydrocarbon fuels, but real hubs for alternative mobility.

Biofuels, biomethane, electricity, hydrogen, alongside a series of services for the traveler community such as the 600 bars, the Emporium mini-markets, local shops, services for receiving and sending parcels and paying Postal payment.

And there is also plug-in electric mobility: Plenitude plans to install high power charger columns in 1,000 Eni service stations in Italy and 500 in the foreign network (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France and Spain) by 2025.

Convert to protect the environment and society

The safeguarding of existing industrial assets is among the priority objectives. In this sense, the conversion of existing plants is a rational choice, respectful of the economic and social fabric of those areas which have been supported by the presence of large refineries for decades.

Eni already has two important steps underway, which demonstrate the economic potential of the ecological transition.

The Venice biorefinery, in Porto Marghera, is the first example in the world of the conversion of an oil refinery into a biorefinery for the production of hydrogenated biofuels obtained from biogenic raw materials, and has been in operation since 2014.

The path and investments

Since 2019, Eni has also started up the Gela biorefinery where, in March 2021, the new plant BTU was started up and tested, Biomass Treatment Unit, which allows the biorefinery to use up to 100% waste biomass.

In October 2022, Eni definitively concluded the procurement of palm oil used in the biorefineries in Venice and Gela: both factories are now palm oil free.

For the production of biofuels, HVO diesel, bio-LPG, bio-jet and bio-naphtha destined for the chemical supply chain, biorefineries are fueled exclusively by waste and residues from the processing of vegetable oils , from used frying oil, from animal fats.

Not only Italy

Eni's commitments reflect an international strategy, in the form of partnerships with companies capable of promoting synergistic solutions and services for the supply of raw materials for biofuels.

The African continent is, for example, a territory that offers interesting prospects for the exploitation of degraded and unusable land for food crops and with little need for water.

And projects are in sight for the construction of biorefineries abroad.

Eni Sustainable Mobility participates in the joint venture St. Bernard Renewables (SBR) for the start-up biorefinery in Chalmette, Louisiana (United States of America), and has studied the possible construction of two new biorefineries.

The first within the Eni industrial site in Livorno, which would make it possible to maximize the use of already available plants and guarantee the future production and employment of the site.

The second biorefinery under study could be built in Pengerang, Malaysia, in collaboration with partners Euglena and Petronas.