Tag: Spain

ZARA becomes latest brand to use Piñatex pineapple leather

ZARA becomes latest brand to use Piñatex pineapple leather

August 15, 2022 |

In Spain, fast fashion giant ZARA is using pineapple-based vegan leather called Piñatex in a range of sneakers, sandals and accessories. London’s Ananas Anam, which produces the leather alternative, tells vegconomist their material is the most sustainable plant-based leather alternative available at scale. The PIÑATEX x ZARA SA line uses Piñatex in the uppers of sneakers, and […]

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Cepsa Química supplies Unilever with NextLab bio-based linear alkylbenzene

Cepsa Química supplies Unilever with NextLab bio-based linear alkylbenzene

August 4, 2022 |

In Spain, Cepsa Química has supplied consumer goods leader Unilever with NextLab linear alkylbenzene (LAB), a new range of sustainable products which include renewable and recycled raw materials. This sets a new milestone for circular chemistry, as NextLab linear alkybenzene (LAB) is made using “green carbon” derived from biomass instead of the fossil fuels the […]

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CPL industry delivers Ecoke for commercial trial in Spain

CPL industry delivers Ecoke for commercial trial in Spain

August 3, 2022 |

In Spain, CPL Industries continued to expand its penetration in to hard-to-abate and energy-intensive industries, delivering the first commercial trial of Ecoke to Sidenor’s Electric Arc Furnace production site at Basauri. Ecoke, developed by CPL Industries during the final months of 2021, has already found considerable success in metals industries throughout Europe – in the […]

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Cepsa begins supplying renewable surfactant to Unilever

Cepsa begins supplying renewable surfactant to Unilever

July 25, 2022 |

In Spain, Cepsa Química has begun supply of renewable linear alkylbenzene (LAB) to consumer goods giant Unilever for use in cleaning and laundry products.  Dubbed NextLab, the LAB is a surfactant partially made from biomass instead of the fossil fuels. Currently, 85% of the overall carbon demand in chemical and derived materials sector is still […]

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Cepsa joins forces with Vueling on SAF development and production

Cepsa joins forces with Vueling on SAF development and production

June 14, 2022 |

In Spain, Cepsa and Vueling, an airline that is part of IAG, signed an agreement to accelerate the decarbonization of air transport by researching and producing sustainable aviation fuels as a tool to further reduce the carbon footprint of air transport. These fuels will be produced from circular raw materials that do not compete with […]

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Iberia flies to the US on Repsol’s SAF

Iberia flies to the US on Repsol’s SAF

June 2, 2022 |

In Spain, Repsol and Iberia took another step in their alliance to reduce emissions in the airline industry with the first long-haul flights using biofuel produced in Spain from biological waste. The biojet fuel used is from a batch produced in 2021 at Repsol’s Petronor refinery in Bilbao. The first flight to use biofuel was […]

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Repsol gets permission to expand Cartagena advanced biofuels project

Repsol gets permission to expand Cartagena advanced biofuels project

May 31, 2022 |

In Spain, Europa Press reports the Department of Urban Planning of the Cartagena City Council has authorized the installation of new units in Repsol, within the C-46 project, for an amount of 3,465,940 euros for the production of biofuels. On March 7, the company began the construction of the first advanced biofuels plant in Spain, […]

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Two dead from explosion at Initiatives Bioenergetics biodiesel plant in Spain

Two dead from explosion at Initiatives Bioenergetics biodiesel plant in Spain

May 26, 2022 |

In Spain, La Vanguardia reports two people have died after an explosion occurred at a biodiesel plant in Calahorra located in the ‘El Recuenco’ area, near the ‘Tierra Rapaz’ nature theme park. As confirmed by the Government Delegation, around 12:55 p.m. there has been a notice from 112 reporting the explosions and a curtain of […]

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Repsol supply 100% biofuel to French Formula 4 championship

Repsol supply 100% biofuel to French Formula 4 championship

April 19, 2022 |

In Spain, Repsol has begun supplying 100% advanced biofuel to the French Formula 4 championship for use in pre-season testing at the legendary Bugatti circuit in Le Mans and throughout the 2022 season. It will be the first single-seater competition to use 100% renewable fuel in all races of the season. The agreement contemplates the […]

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Toreno biodiesel plant may be fired up in light of energy crisis

Toreno biodiesel plant may be fired up in light of energy crisis

April 7, 2022 |

In Spain, Cadena Ser reports the energy crisis has aroused interest in finally opening the never-used Toreno biodiesel plant. Belonging to an American investor who did not manage to open the facilities once they were finished a dozen years ago due to the lack of competitiveness of the fuel, the plant has remained intact and […]

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