Tag: Spain

Stealthy Spanish ethanol fuel cell submarine overbudget and behind schedule

Stealthy Spanish ethanol fuel cell submarine overbudget and behind schedule

July 23, 2018 |

In Spain, the highly advanced bioethanol fuel cell-powered S-80 submarines currently under construction in Cartagena now won’t likely be ready until 2022 and are expected to cost nearly $1.14 billion each after delays and overruns to the project doubled the costs and pushed the delivery date for the four vessels by nearly a decade. The […]

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Spanish researchers use AI to predict biodiesel composition from engine noise

Spanish researchers use AI to predict biodiesel composition from engine noise

May 16, 2018 |

In Spain, a new model designed by several University of Cordoba research groups allows for predicting this noise depending on the chemical physical composition of the biofuel that powers the engine. One of the main novelties of the model is that it uses neural networks, mathematical models inspired by the biological behavior of neurons. In […]

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Spanish ethanol sales jump 16% but biodiesel drops 23%

Spanish ethanol sales jump 16% but biodiesel drops 23%

May 12, 2018 |

In the United Kingdom, Platts is reporting that Spanish ethanol consumption rose 16% year on year to 20,766 mt in March, which was also up 6.2% on the month, according to data released by Spain’s strategic oil reserves corporation CORES. In contrast, biodiesel sales lost 23% on the year to 99,768 mt, also losing 0.1% […]

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Enerkem to build EUR250 million facility in Spain

Enerkem to build EUR250 million facility in Spain

May 9, 2018 |

In Spain, Enerkem and Suez are teaming up to build a EUR250 million MSW-to-methanol plant near Tarragona called Ecoplanta Molecular Recycling Solutions with an eye on opening by 2022. Using 375,000 metric tons of plastic, paper and textiles annually, the facility will produce 265,000 tons of fuel annually. Only 10% of the region’s waste is […]

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Spanish February ethanol sales jump 25% but biodiesel sales slip

Spanish February ethanol sales jump 25% but biodiesel sales slip

April 12, 2018 |

In Spain, Platts reports that ethanol sales in February reached 19,470 metric tons, more than 25% higher on the year but just over 2% lower than in January. With higher gasoline sales as well, the volumetric blend for the month was 5.53%, 10 points higher than in January and nearly 1% higher than February 2017. […]

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Spanish biodiesel consumption jumped 18% in January but ethanol fell

Spanish biodiesel consumption jumped 18% in January but ethanol fell

March 13, 2018 |

In Spain, Platts reports that biodiesel consumption jumped in January to 93,328 metric tons, more than 18% higher on the year and marginally higher than in December. Fossil diesel consumption fell, pushing the blending level to 5.08% on a volume basis compared to 4.56% last year and 4.89% in December. Ethanol consumption fell in January […]

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Malaysia thankful for Spain’s support to not ban palm oil for biodiesel

Malaysia thankful for Spain’s support to not ban palm oil for biodiesel

February 13, 2018 |

In Spain, Malaysia’s plantations ministers met with national authorities regarding the proposed ban on palm oil for biodiesel production across Europe and were pleased the European country is opposed to the policy shift. Spain is the second-largest palm oil importer in Europe following the Netherlands and says its biodiesel industry—which uses palm oil for 70% […]

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Fixteri demonstrates forestry biomass harvesting and bundle processing in Spain

Fixteri demonstrates forestry biomass harvesting and bundle processing in Spain

February 1, 2018 |

In Spain, Fixteri’s capability for effective thinning of small diameter wood is highly interesting for Catalonian authorities, as untreated forest is exposed to forest fires especially in the dry climate of Southern Europe. Harnessing the Fixteri bundle for preventing forest fires was seen as a great opportunity. At the same time the participants were convinced […]

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Spanish ethanol consumption spikes in August without a clear driver

Spanish ethanol consumption spikes in August without a clear driver

October 16, 2017 |

In Spain, ethanol consumption bounced back in August to 21,646 metric tons, up more than 22% from July and 2.5% higher on the year, bringing the blend to 4.63% on a volume basis. Total ethanol consumption for the year through August reached 166,542 tons, for an average blend of 5.11%. Though gasoline consumption increased more […]

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Biodiesel consumption jumps in Spain but ethanol continues to slip

Biodiesel consumption jumps in Spain but ethanol continues to slip

September 12, 2017 |

In Spain, biodiesel’s come back continued in July with consumption of nearly 100,000 metric tons, up more than 18% on the year and ticking higher than June by almost 1%. As a result, blending rose to 4.86% on the back of falling fossil diesel sales, compared to 4.17% last year and 4.77% in June. Ethanol, […]

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