Repsol produces hydrogen from biomethane for the first time

October 5, 2021 |

In Spain, Repsol has produced renewable hydrogen using biomethane as raw material for the first time. This renewable hydrogen was used to manufacture fuels with a low carbon footprint, such as gasoline, diesel, or kerosene for aviation. This milestone took place at Repsol’s Cartagena Industrial Complex, where 10 tons of renewable hydrogen were produced from 500 MWh of biomethane, thus avoiding the emission of about 90 tons of CO2.

In this way, Repsol replaces conventional natural gas with biomethane of sustainable origin to produce renewable hydrogen in its industrial complexes and thus decarbonize its processes and products.

The biomethane used as raw material was obtained from urban solid waste. This is an example of Repsol’s commitment to the circular economy and state-of-the-art technologies that transform waste into high value added products with a low carbon footprint.

 This first industrial tests carried out by Repsol will also serve as an example for developing the system of guarantees of origin for renewable gases to be implemented in Spain. Moreover, the Ministry of Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge has recently released a draft royal decree for public information.

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