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Repsol produces renewable hydrogen from biomethane in Spain

October 05/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Repsol has produced its first renewable hydrogen derived from biomethane at its Cartagena, Spain, refinery complex, said the company. 

In a major milestone for the clean fuel economy, Repsol has produced renewable hydrogen using biomethane as a raw material in Cartagena, Spain and the company says it is a world first.

Announcing its achievement today (Oct 4), Repsol said the produced ten tonnes of hydrogen, made from 500MWh of biomethane, has been used to manufacturer low-carbon fuels.

Part of Repsols effort to utilise state-of-the-art technologies to transform waste into products with high value, the effort is believed to have prevented approximately 90 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere.

Aside from the above project, Repsol is already deploying a multitude of projects throughout the renewable hydrogen value chain, such as the developments of a 2.5MW and a 10MW electrolyser in Petronor.

Repsol has committed to installing renewable hydrogen production with a capacity of 552 megawatt equivalent by 2025 and 1.9 gigawatt equivalent by 2030 on the Iberian peninsula.

As per MRC, Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that its subsidiary Tecnimont S.p.A. has been awarded a contract by Repsol for the realization of a polypropylene (PP) Unit and a linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) unit on an EPC (Engineering Procurement and Construction) Lump Sum Turn-Key basis, as part of Repsols expansion of Sines Industrial Complex in Portugal.

Ethylene and propylene are the main feedstocks for the production of polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), respectively.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 1,176,860 tonnes in the first half of 2021, up by 5% year on year. Shipments of exclusively low density polyethylene (LDPE) decreased. At the same time, PP shipments to the Russian market were 727,160 tonnes in the first six months of 2021, up by 31% year on year. Supply of homopolymer PP and block-copolymers of propylene (PP block copolymers) increased. Supply of statistical copolymers of propylene (PP random copolymers) subsided.

Repsol is a global multi-energy company established in Spain and listed on the Spanish Stock Exchange for 25 years. Its products are distributed in nearly 100 countries to around 24 million customers. Repsol Industrial Complex in Sines is the largest chemical site in Portugal.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:Methane, PP, PE, Repsol, recycling, sustainable development, Spain, Russia.
Category:General News
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