Experimental Research Technical Leader, Eni Spa
Franco graduated in Chemistry in 1988 from Pavia University. In 1989 he joined the corporate research company of ENI SpA. He has over 32 years of experience in refining process research (mainly in FCC , Hydrocracking, Biorefinery) with a focus in the pilot plant testing and catalyst/feedstocks evaluation
Since 2005 he is involved in the projects related to “renewable fuel production” and in particular, from 2005 – 2009 he collaborated on the ENI/UOP Honeywell project that led to the development of the Ecofining process.