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Eni signs agreement with AMA to produce fuel from used cooking oil

The waste cooking oil produced in the homes of its employees will be converted into high quality biofuels

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Author: PetrolPlaza Correspondent Pablo Plaza

Eni and AMA, a public company of Roma Capitale, recently signed an agreement to launch collection points for waste cooking oil produced in the homes of its employees at Eni's Rome offices, which will then be converted into high quality biofuels.

In addition to the twelve AMA collection centers currently available in the city, AMA will install dedicated containers at the sites, while Eni will give each of its 1,800 employees a special oil tank to facilitate collection and transport.

The collected waste cooking oil will be purified and sent to the Eni Biorefinery in Venice, the first example in the world of an oil refinery that has been converted into a biorefinery, which will convert the oil into high quality biofuel, Enidiesel +, which contains 15% of the renewed product and is available in over 3500 of Eni's petrol stations.

The agreement is a positive example of cooperation towards the development of the circular economy: waste oil, or that which is no longer suitable for human consumption, can easily leak into the environment and become a potential threat to human, animal and environmental health. It is particularly harmful for sewage and water systems. If correctly managed and recovered however, it can be a used as a key resource in the production of biofuels, lubricants and detergent bases.

Eni is committed to the development of biofuels and the environmental sustainability of its products, in particular those derived from non-edible raw materials obtained from urban waste, which are used to fuel its Venice Biorefinery, established in 2014, and which will also be processed in its new Gela plant, which will be completed and launched by the end of the year.