Tag: Spain

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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Abengoa’s former San Roque biodiesel plant back online with new owners

Abengoa’s former San Roque biodiesel plant back online with new owners

August 30, 2017 |

In Spain, the former Abengoa biodiesel plant in San Roque has come back online after being mothballed for 18 months thanks to its new owners, Cepsa Bioenergia. The plant has been upgraded to produce 200,000 metric tons of FAME along with 25,000 tons of glycerin and was integrated into Cepsa’s Gibraltar-San Roque Refinery next door. […]

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Spanish biodiesel sales soar in June

Spanish biodiesel sales soar in June

August 14, 2017 |

In Spain, biodiesel sales soared in June to 98,669 metric tons, up 22% on the year as well as more than 2% higher than in May yet fossil diesel consumption only rose 5.4% on the year and 3.6% from the month prior, for a total blend of 5.44%. Ethanol consumption also rose slightly in light […]

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Fires causing problems in abandoned Bionet Europa biodiesel facility

Fires causing problems in abandoned Bionet Europa biodiesel facility

July 19, 2017 |

In Spain, two fires in as many weeks have erupted at the former Bionet Europa biodiesel factory near Reus after solidified old fuel left behind on site caught fire. This week’s fires took place in some old storage tanks that firefighters say are no longer at risk of catching fire again with the one in […]

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Abengoa finalizes sale of European biofuel plants to Trilantic Europe

Abengoa finalizes sale of European biofuel plants to Trilantic Europe

June 7, 2017 |

In Spain, Abengoa has finalized its deal with Trilantic Europe to sell the ailing company’s remaining four ethanol plants in Europe and a company marketing DDGS and buying grain. The total installed capacity for the three Spanish plants is 145 million gallons per year and another 66 million gallons at a facility in Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. […]

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Abengoa sells remaining EU ethanol plants to Trilantic Europe

Abengoa sells remaining EU ethanol plants to Trilantic Europe

March 20, 2017 |

In Spain, Abengoa has sold its three Spanish and one French ethanol plants to fund manager Trilantic Europe for EUR140 million, finalizing the sale of the last of the company’s bioenergy assets, a sector in which it invested more than EUR5 billion including its second generation ethanol plant in Hugoton, Kansas and plants across the […]

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Both ethanol and biodiesel blending in Spain fall by volume

Both ethanol and biodiesel blending in Spain fall by volume

January 12, 2017 |

In Spain, biodiesel blending fell percentage-wise in November to 4.4% but increased volume-wise over October to 81,160 metric tons while ethanol blending fell to 5.69% from 6.35% while volume by a little more than 1,000 tons to 20,887 tons. Biodiesel blending reached 884,742 tons for the year through November for an average of 4.3% while […]

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Judge signs off on Abengoa’s sale of Cadiz biodiesel plant to Cepsa

Judge signs off on Abengoa’s sale of Cadiz biodiesel plant to Cepsa

January 5, 2017 |

In Spain, a judge has approved Abengoa’s sale of its biodiesel plant in San Roque, Cadiz to Cepsa for EUR8 million but also left open a period of 10 days from the date of the decision on December 30 for other potential buyers to make offers for the facility. The existing staff of 51 get […]

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Zaragoza supporting growth of UCO biodiesel program

Zaragoza supporting growth of UCO biodiesel program

December 26, 2016 |

In Spain, despite the European Commission’s recent policy shift away from promoting UCO biodiesel, the city of Zaragoza is helping to expand a project led by a local association supporting the integration of the disabled into the labor force through UCO collection and processing into biodiesel. The association has already created 26 jobs collecting UCO […]

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