Repsol to begin SAF production at Cartagena plant in few weeks


Repsol is set to begin production at Spain’s first advanced biofuels plant in Cartagena in the coming weeks. The facility will have the capacity to produce 250,000 tons per year of renewable fuels (primarily SAF).

The company said it has received the first ship with used cooking oil (UCO) to be used as a raw material in Spain’s first renewable fuels plant.

The ship, that arrived from Huelva in southern Spain, has unloaded 7,500 tons of UCO.

Repsol is currently working to refitting its industrial complexes into multi-energy centers with the capacity to produce fuels with a low or zero carbon footprint. The company has invested €200m in the advanced biofuels plant it has built at its Cartagena facilities with the production capacity of 250,000 tons of renewable fuels, primarily SAF, per year from waste such as UCO.

Repsol will receive around 300,000 tons of waste per year at the Port of Cartagena, among which UCO will play a very relevant role.

Repsol is planning to ramp up SAF production in Spain. The company currently has three SAF refineries in development phase.

In addition, Repsol is already coprocessing SAF at four refineries in Petronor, Puertollano and Castellon.

Earlier this month, Repsol announced that it has begun supplying sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Atlas Air for use in all its flights with its customer Inditex from Zaragoza Airport, Spain.

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