Cepsa has started to produce advanced biofuels (2G) with used cooking oil at its La Rábida Energy Park plant.
The facility, located in Palos de la Frontera, Huelva, is an important milestone in the company’s transformation towards a more sustainable energy model and its ambition to promote the circular economy.
These sustainable fuels can reduce emissions by up to 80% over their entire life cycle (compared to conventional fuels) and increase energy independence and supply security, important issues in Europe.
Antonio Joyanes, Cepsa’s director of energy parks, said: "Cepsa has been producing biofuels at its refineries for more than 10 years and has been developing pioneering studies worldwide to convert waste and used oils into fuels of renewable origin with high energy value. The start of production of advanced biofuels is a new step in the process of transforming our energy parks and our energy transition strategy."
"Our commitment is to be our customers' best partner in achieving their sustainability goals. The production of second-generation biofuels allows us, for example, to continue providing value in the supply of fuels for the aviation sector, where demand will increase in the coming years," said Carlos Barrasa, director of commercial and clean energies at Cepsa.
Its production is also aligned with the European Commission's Fit for 55 package, which aims to promote the use of sustainable alternative fuels to reduce the intensity of greenhouse gas emissions, especially from air and sea transportation.
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