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Repsol produces first batch of aviation biofuel in Spain

Repsol produces first batch of aviation biofuel in Spain

August 3, 2020 |

In Spain, Repsol has successfully completed the production of the Spanish market’s first batch of aviation biofuels. This milestone enables the company to advance in the production of low-carbon fuels for industries such as aviation, where alternatives like electrification are not viable today. This biojet was produced at Repsol’s Puertollano Industrial Complex in Ciudad Real, […]

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DBA Bilbao Port wants to boost boost biofuel transshipping by 500%

DBA Bilbao Port wants to boost boost biofuel transshipping by 500%

July 9, 2020 |

In Spain, Diario El Canal reports DBA Bilbao Port has presented to the port of Bilbao a project to build a new port terminal for the storage of renewable energy, such as bioethanol, biodiesel, HVO and hydrocarbons on a 46,000 square meter plot in Punta Sollana (Zierbena) adjacent to its current facilities. The project would […]

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Abengoa takes Fulcrum to court over $100M cost overrun despite arbitration

Abengoa takes Fulcrum to court over $100M cost overrun despite arbitration

June 2, 2020 |

In Spain, the El Confidential newspaper reports that Abengoa has ditched the Fulcrum aviation biofuel project it has been working on since 2017 citing irreconcilable difference with the client and a cost overrun of $100 million over the past two years. The plant was supposed to be completed by the end of 2019. Due to […]

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ENGIE invests in Tecnalia hydrogen spinoff H2SITE

ENGIE invests in Tecnalia hydrogen spinoff H2SITE

March 10, 2020 |

In Spain, ENGIE, through its corporate venture capital arm ENGIE New Ventures, announces its strategic investment in H2SITE. Headquartered in Bilbao, Spain, H2SITE is a spinoff created by Tecnalia research and technology center and Eindhoven University of Technology. It aims at commercializing a membrane reactor-based system able to produce high purity hydrogen, on customer’s premises, from […]

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EQTEC to upgrade University of Extremadura’s syngas R&D facility

EQTEC to upgrade University of Extremadura’s syngas R&D facility

February 24, 2020 |

In Spain, EQTEC announced that the group has been awarded a contract for the upgrade of the existing syngas research and development facility at the University of Extremadura in Badajoz, Spain. The award of the Upgrade Contract follows a successful funding application by the University to the European Regional Development Fund (‘ERDF’) to secure funding […]

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Spanish olive oil industry looks to biodiesel to relieve market pressure from oversupply

Spanish olive oil industry looks to biodiesel to relieve market pressure from oversupply

February 12, 2020 |

In Spain, the Olive Oil Times reports that the Spanish farmers unions are looking to potentially allow the use of 600,000 metric tons of low quality “lampante” olive oil as feedstock for biodiesel rather than pay for it to be stored until market conditions improve or private storage aid from the European Union can be […]

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Clariant expands activated bleaching earths production capacity in Spain to supply EMEA edible oil and biofuel markets

Clariant expands activated bleaching earths production capacity in Spain to supply EMEA edible oil and biofuel markets

February 11, 2020 |

In Spain, Clariant continues to boost the supply of high-quality activated bleaching earths to the edible oil and biofuel markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with additional capacity now on stream in Yuncos, Spain, and an extended portfolio of advanced purification products for local customers. Rising interest in biofuel usage, throughout the EU, […]

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EU project to develop biobased solutions for aquaculture sector

EU project to develop biobased solutions for aquaculture sector

January 20, 2020 |

In Spain, BIOGEARS is a new innovative project funded by the European Union under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund that is set to develop biobased gear solutions for the creation of an eco-friendly offshore aquaculture sector using a multitrophic approach and new biobased value chains. The current use of biobased plastic (produced from biomass […]

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Sustainable Shipping Initiative inquiry finds industry concerned about crop-based fuels

Sustainable Shipping Initiative inquiry finds industry concerned about crop-based fuels

December 16, 2019 |

In Spain, the findings of an inquiry commissioned by the Sustainable Shipping Initiative, reflecting a stakeholder consultation process facilitated by SSI member Forum for the Future to explore the potential role (if any) of biofuels in the decarbonization of shipping found that the significant majority of the stakeholders consulted have a clear preference for any […]

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World Bioenergy Association says EU Green Deal opportunity for RED rethink

World Bioenergy Association says EU Green Deal opportunity for RED rethink

December 12, 2019 |

In Spain, Euractiv reports that the head of the World Bioenergy Association says that the European Green Deal is an opportunity for the European Union to rethink its Renewable Energy Directive in order to truly support biofuels rather than implement policies that end of with more fossil fuels in the mix. With renewables having a […]

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