Tag: Spain

HAM Group brings online third biomethane refueling station from wastewater in Spain

HAM Group brings online third biomethane refueling station from wastewater in Spain

May 20, 2019 |

In Spain, HAM Group has designed, installed and commissioned its third HAMikro refueling station, which allows the refueling of biomethane obtained from wastewater treatment. The installation is located in the facilities of the municipal water service of Lleida and is formed by a fuel compression system, using a low flow compressor, a structure that allows […]

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Spanish terminal operator looking to expand biofuel storage ahead of 2020 mandates

Spanish terminal operator looking to expand biofuel storage ahead of 2020 mandates

May 14, 2019 |

In Spain, Tank Storage Magazine reports that terminal operator Tepsa is looking to expand its used cooking oil storage as well as ethanol storage at the four Spanish terminals that it operates on the back of the Renewable Energy Directive’s mandate for 10% renewable blending in transportation by 2020. Even though the new RED that […]

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EU-funded project A-LEAF looks to produce fuels from CO2

EU-funded project A-LEAF looks to produce fuels from CO2

April 29, 2019 |

In Spain, the EU-funded project A-LEAF is working towards a system that will use sunlight directly to transform waste carbon dioxide (CO2) into valuable chemical fuels using a clean, fast and cost-effective process. The researchers are developing a device that replicates the natural process of photosynthesis carried out by green plants to store energy. The […]

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Spain’s CENER working on valorizing organic MSW through EU-funded projects

Spain’s CENER working on valorizing organic MSW through EU-funded projects

April 16, 2019 |

In Spain, Biomass Department of CENER (National Renewable Energy Centre of Spain) is convinced of the need to move towards a circular bioeconomy, in which the society is capable of valorizing the wastes produced in an integral and cascade mode. On that regard, CENER is involved in 4 specific initiatives in order to develop the […]

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SEAT-led research looks at impact of biomethane on passenger vehicles

SEAT-led research looks at impact of biomethane on passenger vehicles

April 11, 2019 |

In Spain, a biomethane research project underway by auto manufacturer SEAT shows that the organic fraction of municipal solid waste in Barcelona is enough to fuel 10,000 cars running on biomethane driving 15,000 kilometers annually. Current drive tests on biomethane are being done using three Leon cars and one Arona with the aim of determining […]

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Spanish biodiesel plant near Palencia from local coop

Spanish biodiesel plant near Palencia from local coop

March 27, 2019 |

In Spain, the Hispaenergy a Sociedad Cooperativa General Agropecuaria has purchased the 42,000 metric ton per year biodiesel facility near Palencia. The extensive facility spread across 57 ha includes oilseed crushing along with biodiesel production and biodiesel blending facilities in addition to a wastewater treatment plant, fire suppression system, electric substation, air compression system, water […]

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Spanish researchers use AI to develop plant-based phosphorus and nitrogen maps

Spanish researchers use AI to develop plant-based phosphorus and nitrogen maps

February 7, 2019 |

In Spain, researchers of Valencia University (UV) have developed the first global maps of phosphorus and nitrogen content in vegetation, as well as efficiency in water use, via artificial intelligence and big data techniques. The application of these maps could benefit fields such as biodiversity, agriculture and the adaptation of species to climate change. Artificial […]

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Spain looking at 2% aviation biofuel mandate by 2025

Spain looking at 2% aviation biofuel mandate by 2025

January 2, 2019 |

In Spain, El Mundo reports that the government intends to include a 2% biofuel blending mandate for aviation in its new climate change law that is under development, with the mandate coming into force in 2025. The proposal is a result of work done at ICAO’s Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection where France is also […]

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Bio-on teams with Spanish coop to potentially develop first bio-PHA in Spain

Bio-on teams with Spanish coop to potentially develop first bio-PHA in Spain

December 17, 2018 |

In Italy, Bio-on and Sociedad Cooperativa General Agropecuaria have signed an agreement to begin a technical collaboration, the first in Spain, to study and evaluate the opportunity to exploit at industrial scale the Bio-on technologies for the production of PHA bioplastics from sugar beets processing co- and by-products. The two companies will start working together […]

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Yokogawa invests EUR10 million in Spanish algae company to help reach scale

Yokogawa invests EUR10 million in Spanish algae company to help reach scale

November 7, 2018 |

In Spain, AlgaEnergy and Yokogawa Electric Corporation have announced the signing of a partnership & equity participation agreement. The strategic agreement involves an approximately EUR10 million investment by Yokogawa to acquire newly issued shares of AlgaEnergy, making the Japanese company a reference shareholder. AlgaEnergy has been a pioneer in the microalgae biotechnology field since 2007. […]

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