Furthermore, the production of biofuels assures also some security on the supply of biofuels, guaranteeing some level of integration and helping to comply with the biofuel incorporation targets.
Galp operates Enerfuel, an industrial unit in Sines which produces FAME (fatty acid methyl ester) biodiesel from 100% residues through the transformation of used cooking oils and waste animal fats.
It has an installed capacity of 25 kton of biofuel per year, and in 2019 has produced more than 23 kton with an associated 68 kton CO2 emissions reduction.
In addition, Galp is also producer of Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (HVO), using a hydrogenation unit in the Sines refinery to co-process vegetable oil together with diesel, resulting in a biodiesel with characteristics similar to fossil fuel. In 2019, it has produced close to 30 kton with an associated 50 kton CO2 emissions reduction.
Moreover, Galp in its marketing activitity, has incorporated 310 km3 of biofuels incorporated in Portugal and Spain, avoided the emission of 353 kton CO2, when compared to a fuel of exclusively fossil origin.