Tag: Spain

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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APPA calls on Spain to boost support for biofuels including E10 and B10 mandate

APPA calls on Spain to boost support for biofuels including E10 and B10 mandate

November 7, 2018 |

In Spain, Renewable Energy Magazine reports that the national renewable energy business association APPA is calling on the government to increase its support for biofuels, saying that they are the only real option for reducing the carbon intensity of fuels for light vehicles even if the goal to have 5 million electric vehicles on the […]

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Cadiz port receives biodiesel for first time in 15 years

Cadiz port receives biodiesel for first time in 15 years

October 16, 2018 |

In Spain, Ports Europe reports that for the first time in 15 years, biodiesel has landed at the Port of Cadiz. The 7,000 metric tons of Malaysian biodiesel was shipped from the Port Klang and imported by Olivia Petroleum. The port is seen as strategically placed to serve the Mediterranean as well as European/African markets […]

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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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