Honeywell provides technology for Spain’s first biofuels plant

Honeywell has been selected by Repsol to supply an integrated control and safety system (ICSS) for the first advanced biofuels production plant to be built in Spain.
The new facility will employ a variety of distributed control systems (DCS), emergency shutdown (ESD), fire and gas (F&G) and human-machine interface (HMI) solutions from Honeywell to achieve efficient, sustainable and low-emission operations.
Last year, Repsol announced its strategy to become a net-zero emissions company by 2050 and recently announced more ambitious targets that will accelerate its transformation.
The company’s biofuels plant located at its Cartagena, Spain refinery will have an annual production capacity of 250,000 tonnes of hydrobiodiesel, biojet fuel, bionaphtha and biopropane.
The plant will also produce advanced biofuels from recycled raw materials to be used in road transportation and aviation. These advanced biofuels will facilitate the reduction of CO2 emissions by 900,000 tonnes per year.“With this initiative, we at Repsol are decisively promoting a new technological route that will be key in our path towards carbon neutrality. This initiative will be incorporated into projects we‘ve already implemented in energy efficiency, low-emissions electricity generation, green hydrogen, circular economy, synthetic fuels, CO2 capture, use, and storage and much more,” said Josu Jon Imaz, Repsol CEO.
“We are committed to assisting renewable energy producers with key initiatives aimed at achieving a better environment and more sustainable world,” added Ujjwal Kumar, President and CEO, Honeywell Process Solutions. “Honeywell helps customers meet their automation and asset lifecycle objectives, providing a solid solution for each new project that will easily integrate with the existing installed base and expand capabilities to optimize overall performance.”

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