Tag: Spain

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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Vueling teams up to transform canteen waste oil into biodiesel

Vueling teams up to transform canteen waste oil into biodiesel

March 17, 2022 |

In Spain, Europa Press reports Vueling and Grupo Mediterránea have implemented a circular system that transforms the oil from the airline’s canteen into biodiesel. The fuel is said to have 90% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than fossil diesel. Geoli is in charge of collecting and managing the oil, which gives these materials to two refineries. […]

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Repsol launches construction of Cartagena advanced biofuels plant

Repsol launches construction of Cartagena advanced biofuels plant

March 7, 2022 |

In Spain, Repsol’s Chairman, Antonio Brufau, attended the presentation of the beginning of the construction works of the first advanced biofuels plant in Spain at the company’s Cartagena refinery. Repsol, in alignment with its ambition to become a net zero emissions company by 2050, will invest €200 million in this project that will enable the […]

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Repsol and Navantia to jointly develop maritime decarbonization solutions

Repsol and Navantia to jointly develop maritime decarbonization solutions

March 2, 2022 |

In Spain, Repsol and Navantia have signed a collaboration agreement to jointly develop innovative solutions to decarbonize maritime transport. In this way, both companies reinforce their commitment to accelerate the energy transition and achieve carbon neutrality, in line with the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets of Spain, the EU, the UN and the International Maritime Organization. The […]

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Future of biodiesel at Port of Ferrol unclear

Future of biodiesel at Port of Ferrol unclear

February 21, 2022 |

In Spain, La Voz reports that Jaen biofuels firm Linares Biodiesel Technology (Libitec) has withdrawn from the project to operate a storage plant in the outer port of Ferrol for which, however, administrative procedures continue to advance. The company was behind Terminal de Líquidos Ferrol SL, which processed the request for the occupation of some […]

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Spanish researchers produce biodiesel feedstock from human wastewater

Spanish researchers produce biodiesel feedstock from human wastewater

February 8, 2022 |

In Spain, the EFE news agency reports researchers at the Pablo de Olavide University produce fatty matter for biodiesel that does not come from plant cultivation but from human-generated waste that circulates through urban wastewater treatment plants. The proposal made by these UPO researchers is to use this sludge to feed a small nematode worm […]

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