International Airport Review
Together, both Eni and Aeroporti di Roma will continue to promote decarbonisation initiatives in the aviation industry, with the aim to accelerate the green transition of airports across the globe.
A shipment of 5,000L of pure HVO hydrogenated biofuel arrived at Fiumicino Airport from Eni’s Venice biorefinery in Porto Marghera. A further contribution to the decarbonisation of road vehicles at airports. The HVO hydrogenated biofuel is used in ADR Assistance vehicles to transport passengers with reduced mobility around the airport. HVO is a high quality biofuel of plant and waste origin, produced through Eni’s proprietary Ecofining™ technology in Eni’s Venice and Gela biorefineries. Thanks to hydrogenation technology, all impurities such as oxygen and sulphur are removed allowing it to be used in a 100 per cent pure form. It also has a high cetane number for optimum combustion, is free of aromatics and polyaromatics, and can reduce CO2 emissions by between 60 and 90 per cent (calculated over its entire life cycle) compared with conventional fuel, depending on the type of biogenic feedstock.
An agreement between Eni and ADR is already in place for the supply of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) produced at Eni’s Taranto refinery through a co-feeding process at conventional plants with 0.5 per cent made up of used cooking and frying oils.