Thursday, July 18, 2024

Eni Rovuma Basin announces start of vegetable oil production in Mozambique

Eni Rovuma Basin (ERB) announces the start of production of vegetable oil that will be used as a raw material in Eni’s bio-refineries in Italy. This initiative is part of Eni’s strategy to contribute to the decarbonization of the transport sector and includes Mozambique in the sustainable mobility value chain. This project is supported by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADER) under the Specific Agreement signed in February 2022 for the development and cultivation of oilseed crops. crops.

The vegetable oil, which is extracted from by-products of local agro-processing plants, is certified according to the ISCC-EU (International Sustainability Carbon Certification-European Union) standards, which guarantee that the inputs for the production of bio-fuels are produced sustainably and allow for traceability, respect for the environment and human rights. human rights.

The development of this project in Mozambique will involve thousands of local farmers and will enable the creation of an industrial platform for the production of agricultural raw materials in the country, promoting socio-economic development in rural areas and the regeneration of degraded agricultural land. On the other hand, ERB also intends to support farmers through the transfer of knowledge and the introduction of mechanization and best practices, in order to develop and strengthen the agricultural sector.

About Eni

Eni has been present in Mozambique since 2006 and is the delegated operator of the Coral Sul project, which was the first to produce gas in Mozambique’s Rovuma Basin. In addition to its activities, Eni is committed to playing a decisive role in the process of energy transition towards a to a low-carbon future, with the aim of achieving net carbon neutrality by 2030.

Mozambique plays a key role in Eni’s decarbonization strategy, thanks to programs for the production of agricultural raw materials, agroforestry projects and production programs, agroforestry projects and other carbon offsetting initiatives, which aim to neutralize Eni’s residual emissions and at the same time create a positive impact on local communities in terms of socio-economic development.

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