Repsol receives first shipment of UCO for its Cartagena plant
The ship that arrived from Huelva in southern Spain, has unloaded 7,500 tonnes of used cooking oil.
Repsol is transforming its industrial complexes into multi-energy centres with the capacity to produce fuels with a low or zero carbon footprint.
One example is the advanced biofuels plant it has built at its Cartagena facility, in which it has invested more than €200 million and which will produce 250,000 tons of renewable fuels per year from waste such as UCO.
With this project, Repsol advances in its industrial transformation with the use of recycled raw materials to offer its customers 100% renewable fuels.
The new advanced biofuels, which can be used in any vehicle, truck, ship or aircraft without the need for engine modifications, represent a milestone in the immediate reduction of CO2 emissions in mobility.
Renewable fuels are liquid fuels produced from renewable raw materials. They have similar properties to conventional fuels, and are zero net emissions, since the CO2 released during their use is equal to the CO2 that has been previously removed from the atmosphere by the organic raw material.~Repsol will receive around 300,000 tons of waste per year at the Port of Cartagena, among which used cooking oil will play a very relevant role.