Italy’s Eni teams up with local agencies to boost collections of used oil

5 Jan 2018 | John McGarrity

Italian oil and gas company Eni, one of the country’s biggest employers, has signed an agreement to collect and treat more used oil from the homes of its workers.

Eni will team up with Utilitalia (the federation of public owned energy, water and environmental companies) and CONOE (the national consortium for the collection and treatment of oil and used vegetable and animal and fat) to procure a bigger share of used oil and support initiatives to produce high quality domestic biofuels.

“The recovered used oil will be transformed by Eni into diesel at the company’s Venice bio-refinery, the world’s first example of the conversion of a conventional refinery into a bio-refinery, able to transform biological raw material into high-quality biofuel,” Eni said in a 22 December statement.