MILAN, Sept. 14 (Hfrance.fr) - Eni energy group (ENI.MI) and Atlantia 's (ATL.MI) Airport unit Aeroporti di Roma (ADR) signed an agreement to develop biofuels for aviation to fight climate change, the two Italian groups said on Tuesday.
Airport operators and airlines are under pressure to contribute to the EU target of reducing net carbon emissions across the economy by 55% by 2030 from 1990 levels .
In July, the European Commission proposed to require suppliers to blend a minimum of 2% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in their kerosene from 2025, rising to 5% in 2030 and 63% in 2050. find out more
Eni and ADR have declared that they arewould work together on decarbonization and digitization projects for airports managed by ADR, including Fiumicino and Ciampino in Rome.
As part of the agreement, ADR plans to introduce sustainable fuels for aviation and groundhandling at Rome airports in the coming months.
" We are deeply committed to ensuring that carriers have access to biofuels in the coming months, ahead of expectations, "ADR Managing Director Marco Troncone said in a statement. , speaking of the two airports in Rome, both of which are managed by the company.
Eni has converted its refineries in Italy to produce biofuels as part of the its desire to become carbon neutral by 2050.
It produces biofuel from hydrotreated vegetable oil in its bio-refinesries of Venice and Gela using its own in-house technology and can also produce sustainable aviation fuel with h the same technology from waste and raw materials of plant origin.
"We are ready to make our technology and our low carbon products available to the industry, " said Giuseppe Ricci, COO of Eni Energy Evolution.
In a press release, ADR said it would meet the EU's zero carbon target in 2030, ahead of a 2050 target for European airports. Report by Francesca Landini and Stephen Jewkes; edited by Jason Neely
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