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Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has met the Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi to discuss potential green initiatives to be developed in the East African country, including the study for the conversion of the Mombasa refinery into a bio-refinery

The aim is to provide local communities with efficient and sustainable access to energy resources.

“Improving access to energy, particularly in Africa, is a core value for Eni and an inherent part of the company’s activities. Eni invests over half of its budget in Africa, supporting and promoting local development,” Eni stated in a press statement. On the sidelines of the meeting, amendments to the production sharing contracts (PSC) in force were signed, pertaining to three exploration permits offshore Mombasa.

In addition, the parties also discussed the development of circular initiatives, including the recovery, regeneration and reuse of agricultural and food waste produced in the country. 

The industrial transformation of waste would enhance its contribution to power generation, in partial replacement of fossil sources, making a decisive contribution to the country's decarbonisation process.