Repsol launches the first Spanish service stations with 100% renewable fuel

Press Release 03/05/2023 14:00
  • The company is supplying 100% renewable fuel at three service stations located in Madrid, Barcelona, and Lisbon (Portugal).
  • By the end of the year, a total of 50 service stations will be dispensing advanced biofuel with zero net emissions in the main transport corridors of the Iberian Peninsula.
  • Renewable fuels are one of the main levers of Repsol's strategy to accelerate the decarbonization of transport and achieve zero net emissions by 2050.

03 May 2023 - 14:00 CEST | PDF | 150.84 KB

Repsol has launched the supply of 100% renewable diesel at three service stations in Madrid, Barcelona, and Lisbon (Portugal). With this initiative, Repsol becomes the first Spanish company to dispense 100% renewable fuel in the Iberian Peninsula.

The multi-energy company maintains a strong commitment to renewable fuels, which are one of the main levers of Repsol's strategy to accelerate the decarbonization of transport and achieve its goal of becoming a zero net emissions company by 2050. The main advantage of their use is that they can be used in existing vehicles without the need for modifications to engines or already existing distribution and refueling infrastructures.

The first Repsol service stations to offer these zero net emissions fuels are located in Mercamadrid (Madrid), Esparraguera (Barcelona), and Alcochete (Lisbon region). All three already supply renewable diesel produced from organic waste to professional customers, who have agreements with Repsol, and it will soon be made available to all customers.

The multi-energy company has an ambitious expansion plan to cover the main transport corridors of the Iberian Peninsula. It will have 50 service stations selling 100% renewable fuel by the end of this year.

Repsol, as part of its multi-energy strategy, thus offers its customers a new 100% renewable product, in addition to its wide range of electric mobility, shared mobility (Wible), AutoGas, CNG/LNG, and Neotech fuels.

Repsol's Customer General Manager, Valero Marín, said: "This launch exemplifies, once again, our commitment to the decarbonization of transport that we want to involve our customers in. At Repsol, we continue to take decisive steps to lead the commitment to renewable fuels in the Iberian Peninsula".

Since July 2022, Repsol has supplied 100% renewable diesel to professional customers in the goods transport sector, as well as companies in the collective transport of people and professional machinery.

In motorsports, Repsol is developing renewable fuels for the Repsol Honda MotoGP team to meet the mandate to use 40% renewable fuel from 2024 and 100% by 2027. The company has already supplied renewable fuel to major competitions such as the Dakar Rally, where Isidre Esteve managed to complete the entire rally with 75% renewable fuel, and the French Formula 4, the first single-seater competition to use 100% renewable fuel. Motorsport is an excellent test bench for these more sustainable fuels, learning lessons in the most demanding conditions, in order to make them available to our customers in the near future.

Net zero emission fuels

To decarbonize mobility, Repsol is committed to an energy model that combines electrification, renewable fuels, and hydrogen. All energy solutions must be taken into account to guarantee supply and reduce emissions as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Renewable fuels are those produced from renewable raw materials. They are zero net emissions and, therefore, guarantee an effective contribution to the fight against climate change. Specifically, advanced biofuels are made from organic waste such as used vegetable oils, animal fats, and agricultural and forestry residues that are not used for food. Likewise, synthetic fuels are obtained from captured CO2 and renewable hydrogen.

Repsol has been manufacturing and marketing biofuels for more than two decades, and since 2019, it has been incorporating organic waste in its manufacturing. Renewable fuels are already present in the fuels sold at service stations in Spain in a content of more than 10%, in accordance with current legislation.

In 2025, Repsol will have a production capacity of 1.3 million tons of renewable fuels and will reach more than two million tons in 2030, which will position it as a leading company in the production of these fuels in Spain and Europe.

This year, Repsol will start operations of the first plant on the Iberian Peninsula dedicated exclusively to the production of advanced biofuels from waste in Cartagena (in the Spanish region of Murcia). It will produce 250,000 tons per year, which will avoid the emission of 900,000 tons of CO2 per year.

The company will also build a synthetic fuels demonstration plant in Bilbao, using a technology that Repsol is developing together with Aramco. With an initial investment of more than €100 million, this facility will be operational in 2025.