Biodiesel in Spain
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trends in Spain. Do let us know (narsi at esource dot in) if you have a
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Biofuel Spain / Espana Forum – from Biodiesel Now
Sunflower Crop Feasibility for Biodiesel Production in Spain – from BioBase
Good Practice Case Study
La Ribera in biodiesel, Spain - Case Study (240 Kb PDF) - Summary - The Agència Energètica de la Ribera (AER) is an autonomous organisation of the Consorci Mediambiental de la Ribera, which is formed by the county councils of the Ribera Alta and Ribera Baixa. It is a SAVE Agency that is working from July 2001. The funds of the Agency correspond to the SAVE program of the Energy and Transport DG of the European Commission and the county councils of the la Ribera Alta and Ribera Baixa. Thus, the work scope of the Agency includes to 47 villages with a population of 270.000 inhabitants of the Valencian counties Ribera Alta and Ribera Baixa. One of the main aims of the AER is to promote renewable energies in our region, reducing our petrol dependency. In this frame the AER created "La Ribera in biodiesel" a project that consists of recycling domestic waste vegetable oil into biodiesel. Results: Before 2005 AER was only collecting wasted oil from industries and restaurants, and the results are shown in the next figures. During 2004, 418 enterprises collaborated with the AER collecting wasted oil and 260,698 l of wasted oil was collected.
The total amount of entities collaborating with this
project was increased by 58% during the year 2004.
The activity has been quite successful because the number
of restaurants and industries is increasing and also the volume of oil
collected, avoiding it to be thrown to the sewer with the consequent
environmental improvement and the energy saving.
AER is studying the domestic waste oil collection but it
is really complicated because the town hall do not want to put the tanks in
the streets because of accidents. So AER is looking for collaborating
entities to have the oil tanks so people could go to throw their oil in.
Access the full report from this page @ ManagEnergy
Spain's first biodiesel plant – Caparroso Biodiesel
Lurgi built a plant for the production of biodiesel/FAME and pharmaceutical-grade glycerin with an annual capacity of 35,000 tons of biodiesel/FAME for its customer Energia Hidroelectrica de Navarra (EHN) in Caparroso, Navarra. This plant went on stream in April this year after a construction time of around one year and a half. The quality of the biodiesel complies with EN 14214, that of the pharmaceutical-grade glycerin to European/US Pharmacopeia 99.5. As plant feedstock all vegetable oils, in particular from rape seed, palm olein, sunflower seed and soy beans are used and have been proven in operation. Lurgi built this plant under a turnkey contract. The biodiesel plant includes the units for bleaching, chemical neutralization, winterization, Transesterification through to the crude glycerin and pharmaceutical-grade glycerin. Read more from here @ All Business
Bunge to Invest in Biodiesel Plants in Spain
Read the full PDF report from here @ Bunge.com
Biodiesel Spain web site
The site is in Spanish. Access the site from here
Spain's Elecnor to build $96 mln biodiesel plant
Spanish power company Elecnor (ENOR.MC: Quote, Profile ,
Research) said on Wednesday that it will build Spain's biggest biodiesel
production plant for 70 million euros ($96.48 million).- Jul 2007 report
Biofuels—2006 - Spain currently produces Ethanol from local barley and
wheat. Spain currently produces its biodiesel from recycled vegetable oils,
crushing imported soybeans, and domestically produced rapeseed and sunflower
seed. With this new outlet for soybean oil (biodiesel), the continued strong local
demand for protein meal, and the construction of new soybean crushing plants
collocated with petroleum
Spain's Abengoa to build U.S. biomass ethanol plant - In a statement to the Spanish stock exchange regulator, Abengoa said the plant would eventually process 700 tonnes of biomass a day, producing 44 million liters of ethanol a year
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