Repsol has reported that its C43 project has broken ground in Cartagena, “with the initial decommissioning of the facilities after the necessary concessions were granted”.

This is a pioneering project involving the first biofuels plant to be built in Spain, aimed at producing biodiesel and biojet from recycled raw materials.

The units will be designed based on the Vegan® technology created by Axens. This technology is capable of producing low-density renewable diesel as well as renewable fuel for planes.

The engineering companies Sacyr Fluor SA, Intecsa Industrial, and Technip have been selected to develop the detailed design of the blocks that make up this project.

Repsol said: “In line with our company’s commitment to stimulate economic activity and create employment, the construction of these units will create 1,000 direct jobs, which include the procurement of specialised studies, the purchase of equipment and material, its transportation to the refinery, and recruitment and supervision of the construction and assembly companies.”

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4th January 2021