Biofuel is now a reality for yachts built by Azimut-Benetti Group, which is working with Eni Sustainable Mobility to fill yacht fuel tanks with HVOlution. It’s a biofuel made from hydrogenated vegetable oil that can reduce emissions up to 90 percent, the builder says (and whose raw materials do not compete with the food chain).
Azimut-Benetti is starting by using the biofuel for technical testing on its yachts and by allowing owners to take delivery of new yachts with biofuel in the tanks. The first yacht used to promote the partnership with Eni Sustainable Mobility was an Azimut Magellano 60 this past June.
Going forward, Azimut-Benetti plans to create refueling sites for owners of its yachts. The first of those sites is expected to be in Italy, where Azimut-Benetti is based.
Eni Sustainable Mobility: A New Chapter in Fuel
Italy-based Eni has been around since 1953. It’s a company with global operations focused on natural gas, oil, electricity and renewable fuels. The wholly owned Eni Sustainable Mobility company began operations in January with a focus on organic fuels, biomethane, electric recharging and similar-minded projects. The HVOlution biofuel that Azimut-Benetti is now using is just one of the company’s alternative-fuel offerings; it also provides hydrogen, liquefied natural gas and other choices.