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English Español Repsol to build Spain's first advanced biofuels plant in Cartagena

The plant will have an annual production capacity of 250,000 tons of hydrobiodiesel, biojet, bionaphtha, and biopropane.



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Repsol will build the first production plant for advanced biofuels in Spain at its Cartagena refinery. From this new facility, the multi-energy company, committed to the circular economy as a tool for efficient resource use and emissions reduction, will annually supply 250,000 tons of advanced biofuels for aircraft, trucks, and cars.

The new facility, construction of which will represent an estimated investment of €188 million, will include the commissioning of a hydrogen plant that will fuel a new hydrotreatment unit equipped with cutting-edge technology.

This project is part of Repsol's commitment to the energy transition and its goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2050. The advanced biofuels produced at the Cartagena refinery will enable a reduction of 900,000 tons of CO2 annually.

“With this initiative, we at Repsol are decisively promoting a new technological route that will be key in our path towards carbon neutrality. It is added to the projects we have already implemented in energy efficiency, low-emissions electricity generation, renewable hydrogen, circular economy, synthetic fuels, and CO2 capture, use, and storage, among others,” said Repsol CEO Josu Jon Imaz.

The company emphasized the circular economy as a tool for the efficient use of resources and noted that it will double production of high-quality biofuels from vegetable oils (HVO) to 600,000 tons by 2030, half of which will be produced from waste before 2025.

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