Repsol Begins Large-Scale Biofuel Production at Cartegena Plant
04.09.2024 By Tank Terminals - NEWS

April 09, 2024 [Biofuels]- Repsol has marked a milestone in the decarbonisation of transport in the Iberian Peninsula with the start of large-scale production of renewable fuels at its industrial complex in Cartagena, Spain.

 

This plant will be the first on the Iberian Peninsula dedicated exclusively to the production of 100% renewable fuels.

The company has invested €250 million in the construction of the unit, which has a production capacity of 250,000 tons per year.

It can produce renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), which can be used in any means of transport: cars, trucks, buses, ships, or aircraft and with existing refuelling infrastructure.

The renewable fuels are produced from organic waste, such as used cooking oil or agri-food waste, thereby giving a second life to these types of residues. They are a quick and cost-efficient solution for the decarbonization of all transport sectors.

The production of 100% renewable fuels at the plant in Cartagena will avoid the emission of 900,000 tons of CO2 a year, since they reduce net emissions by 90% compared to the mineral fuel that they replace due to the lower carbon intensity of the former.

Repsol’s executive managing director of industrial transformation and circular economy, Juan Abascal, said: “With this first plant on the Iberian Peninsula we are taking another step forward in our transformation towards decarbonization, with a cutting-edge technological project.”
The new plant will process 300,000 tonnes of organic waste a year – used cooking oil, among others – prioritising residues of national and European origin.

Repsol is certified under the ISCC-EU Voluntary Sustainability Scheme and the Spanish National Sustainability Verification System, ensuring traceability and the production of sustainable biofuels in accordance with Renewable Energy Directive (RED) standards.

 

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