Tag: Spain

Spanish researchers produce new biodiesel from low quality animal fats and soy oil

Spanish researchers produce new biodiesel from low quality animal fats and soy oil

April 5, 2021 |

In Spain, researchers from the Higher Technical School of Mining Engineers of the Polytechnical University of Madrid (UPM), in collaboration with the ETS of Industrial Engineers of the University of Castilla-La Mancha, have produced a new biodiesel from mixtures of low quality animal fats and soybean oil. The results obtained suggest that from these raw […]

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Repsol seeking EU and Spanish funding for more than 30 decarbonization projects

Repsol seeking EU and Spanish funding for more than 30 decarbonization projects

March 29, 2021 |

In Spain, Repsol is responding to the Spanish government’s calls for expressions of interest with a portfolio of 30 projects, amounting to a total investment of €5.959 billion and “combining technology, decarbonization, and the circular economy with job creation and geographical balance.” This portfolio includes proposals for eight renewable hydrogen projects, nine focused on the […]

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Petronor and SENER agree to build first of 34 planned electrolyzers in Basque Hydrogen Corridor

Petronor and SENER agree to build first of 34 planned electrolyzers in Basque Hydrogen Corridor

March 17, 2021 |

In Spain, Petronor and SENER agreed the development of an electrolyzer plant that will be located in Bizkaia. Construction of the plant will begin in 2021 and it is expected to come into operation in 2022 in its first phase. It will have an investment of 120 million euros, and will have a positive impact […]

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First Iberian green bunker trial underway with Petrogas and PRIO

First Iberian green bunker trial underway with Petrogas and PRIO

March 2, 2021 |

In Spain, Bunkerspot reports Petrogas’ Dácil vessel is trying out PRIO’s Eco Bunker biofuel bunkering fuel. The bunker fuel has a 15% biodiesel blend, reducing CO2 emissions by 18% but also lowering energy intensity by 5%. The fuel, which is thought to be the first marine biofuel trial on the Iberian peninsula, was supplied by […]

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Spanish research center looks to squeeze more value from citrus waste

Spanish research center looks to squeeze more value from citrus waste

February 8, 2021 |

In Spain, a European Union-funded project is looking to develop economically viable products from citrus waste. The project is being led by Aitiip Centro Tecnológico. Partners include Spanish supermarket chain Eroski and AMC Innova Juice and Drinks.  The first phase used the peels and pulp of citrus to manufacture a bioplastic, which the group used […]

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Endesa looks to invest US$3.49B in 23 blue hydrogen projects across Spain

Endesa looks to invest US$3.49B in 23 blue hydrogen projects across Spain

February 2, 2021 |

In Spain, Endesa has presented to the Ministry of Ecological Transition its interest in developing up to 23 renewable hydrogen projects in Spain across the different phases of the fuel’s value chain. The associated investment amounts to more than EUR2.9 billion to start up 340MW of power in electrolyzers, fed with 2,000 MW of renewable […]

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Spain looks to evaluate health impacts of cultured meat

Spain looks to evaluate health impacts of cultured meat

January 25, 2021 |

In Spain, BioTech Foods has been awarded a €5.2 million (US $6.3 million) government grant to evaluate if cultured meat has any of the negative health effects of animal meat such as cholesterol and cancer risks.  BioTech Foods, itself a cultured meat company, is developing its Ethicameat brand covering multiple species. Early prototypes include meatballs […]

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Barcelona goes blue with e-hydrogen buses

Barcelona goes blue with e-hydrogen buses

January 7, 2021 |

In Spain, Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) has chosen Iberdrola’s bid to supply hydrogen from renewable sources to power its fleet of city buses from 2021. The project’s goal is to take steps to provide urban transport with zero contaminating emissions. To do this, the company will build and operate a hydrogen plant on a […]

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Bioo launches biological battery that feeds on soil and uses plants to produce electricity

Bioo launches biological battery that feeds on soil and uses plants to produce electricity

November 16, 2020 |

In Spain, Bioo, a biotech startup that generates electricity from nature, has developed Bioo Panel, which collects the electrons liberated in soil from the breakdown of organic substances by its natural microorganisms.  Installed underground, Bioo Panel visually fits into the landscape of any yard, garden or park and constantly produces electricity during day and night, […]

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Repsol to build first advanced biofuels facility in Spain at Cartagena refinery

Repsol to build first advanced biofuels facility in Spain at Cartagena refinery

October 26, 2020 |

In Spain, Repsol will build the first production plant for advanced biofuels in Spain at its Cartagena refinery. From this new facility, the multi-energy company, committed to the circular economy as a tool for efficient resource use and emissions reduction, will annually supply 250,000 tons of advanced biofuels for aircraft, trucks, and cars. The new […]

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