Repsol has selected Axens Vegan technology for its first production plant for advanced biofuels in Spain.
The new plant, at its Cartagena refinery, will be capable of producing 250,000 TPA of biodiesel, biojet, bionaphtha and biopropane.
Axens’s expertise lies in hydrotreated vegetable oils (HVO) and its commitment to power sustainability in transport.
Its technology is able to hydrotreat a wide range of lipids and to produce low-density and high cetane renewable diesel and renewable sulphur-free jet fuel.
The scope of its work includes the supply of process books, catalysts and adsorbents, proprietary equipment, trainings and technical services.
Patrick Sarrazin, Axens’ executive vice-president, process licensing global business unit, said: “Axens is excited to work with Repsol, providing Vegan technology for this advanced biofuels plant in Cartagena.
“This award further strengthens Axens’ technology position for sustainable and renewable biofuels. Repsol will benefit from a notable know-how backed by 50 years of experience in middle distillates hydro-treatment and hydrocracking/hydro-isomerisation along with support in technology, services and state-of-the-art catalysts developed, manufactured and provided by Axens.”
“This advanced biofuels plant is a step forward in Repsol’s commitment to become a net zero carbon company in 2050. Repsol is promoting different technological options for sectors of transport where electrification is not a technically viable option. This adds to renewable hydrogen and synthetic fuels projects that provide new routes towards carbon neutrality in transport,” Repsol said in a statement.
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