Eni Rovuma Basin (ERB) announced the beginning of production of vegetable oil which will be used as feedstock in Eni’s biorefineries
This initiative is part of Eni’s strategy to contribute to the decarbonisation of transportation, and it will include Mozambique in the value chain of sustainable mobility.
The vegetable oil has been extracted from by-products from local agro-processing factories, that is certified under the ISCC-EU scheme, avoiding land use change, assuring traceability, respect of environment and human rights.
ERB plans to further develop the project in Mozambique, involving thousands of local farmers and developing the industrial platform for the agri-feedstocks’ production in the country, promoting socio-economic development in rural areas and regeneration of degraded agricultural land.
ERB will support farmers through know-how transfer and the introduction of mechanisation and best practices, to further develop and strengthening local capabilities.
Eni has been present in Mozambique since 2006; it is the delegated operator of the Coral South project, which was the first to produce gas in Mozambique's Rovuma Basin. In addition to Upstream activities in Mozambique, Eni is also committed to play a decisive role in the energy transition process towards a low carbon future, with the goal of achieving net carbon neutrality by 2030 (Scope 1 and 2 emissions). Mozambique plays an important role in Eni’s decarbonization strategy, thanks to the agri-feedstock programs, forestry projects and other carbon offset initiatives, targeting Eni’s residual emissions while positively impacting local communities in terms of economic and social development.