Cepsa distributes biofuels at the Port of Barcelona
This operation, conducted on a 350-meter container vessel operated by Hapag-Lloyd in the Mediterranean, marks the energy company's inaugural venture in Barcelona and positions the port as a key player in the decarbonisation of maritime transportation.
The supplied biodiesel contains a 24% sustainable component and has been produced from used cooking oils.
With this supply, Cepsa further solidifies its position as a benchmark in the energy transition and a leader in the supply of energy for maritime transportation.
Samir Fernández, director of marine fuel solutions at Cepsa, said: “Second-generation biofuels can be used in ships without the need for modifications to their engines, and they have a high potential for reducing CO2 emissions compared to conventional fossil fuels, achieving a reduction of up to 90%, which makes them an ideal immediate solution.
“That’s why we want to make them available in all the ports in which we operate and lead their production in this decade to help our customers meet their own decarbonisation challenges.”
The use of biofuels enables shipping companies to stay ahead of the objectives of the European Union and the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).