Furthermore, the own production of biofuels assures also security of supply, guaranteeing integration and commitment with the decarbonization of our fuels.
Galp operates Enerfuel, an industrial unit in Sines producing Fatty Acid Methyl Ester (FAME) biodiesel. This product is 100% made from the processing residual animal fats and used cooking oils. Enerfuel in 2020 produced approximately 26 kton.
Galp also produces Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (HVO) in a hydrogenation unit at the Sines refinery. This biofuel results from the co-processing of vegetable oil with diesel, resulting in a biofuel with similar characteristics to fossil fuels. In 2020, production reached approximately 25 kton, equivalent to a reduction of 80 kton of CO2 emissions.
In 2020, 247,000 m3 of biofuels were incorporated into fuels sold in Portugal and Spain, including 30,000 m3 of biodiesel from residues produced by Enerfuel. The integration of these low-carbon fuels prevented the emission of over 650 ktonCO2e, when compared to a fuel of exclusively fossil origin.
Galp is also studying the installation of an HVO unit in Sines with a capacity of 270 ktpa, fully aligned with future European regulation and expected to be online by 2025.