RINA, Eni to cooperate on maritime transport decarbonisation
Class society RINA and Italian energy company Eni have entered into an agreement to jointly develop initiatives that can contribute to the energy transition and decarbonisation of their respective operations and particularly maritime transport.
Specifically, the agreement focuses on the use of hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO) biofuel produced by Eni in its Venice and Gela bio-refineries, as well as of other energy carriers such as hydrogen and ammonia from biogenic, renewable, or waste raw materials not competing with the food chain, in the naval sector. Eni and RINA will also consider carrying out experiments and pilot projects related to the onboard capture of CO2 emissions.
Giuseppe Ricci, Chief Operating Officer for Energy Evolution at Eni, said that the agreement will provide the partners the opportunity to study and develop capabilities in the short, medium, and long term, with the objective of making maritime transport more sustainable and meeting the needs of shipowners and logistics operators.