Universal gasoline without petroleum

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The move towards more sustainable transportation in Europe is looking at new alternatives beyond electric vehicles. One of these options is synthetic fuels or e-fuels, which are energy sources that run on green hydrogen without releasing CO2. These fuels are still in the development stage and have not yet been commercialized. They also present challenges in terms of urban acceptance due to NOx emissions.

In the meantime, a more tangible option that has emerged in the short term is advanced biofuels. These fuels are made from organic waste, such as vegetable oils and agricultural waste, and are presented as an ecological response that avoids the use of oil. Traditionally, biofuels have been linked to diesel.

Repsol, an energy company, has recently introduced a type of gasoline that incorporates advanced biofuel technology. This gasoline is manufactured from renewable sources, such as biomass and recycled oils, and has a neutral CO2 balance. It also has low levels of NOx emissions compared to diesel, which is a significant advantage in reducing environmental impact.

At the Repsol Technology Lab in Madrid, experts have developed a new advanced biofuel that is generated from oil waste combined with green hydrogen. The process involves storing waste in specific tanks and mixing them with hydrogen produced in nearby facilities. This represents a significant step towards the diversification of energy sources without depending on oil, offering a viable biofuel alternative for conventional vehicles, heavy transport, and other modes of transportation.

Repsol has started a pilot project in three of its service stations in Madrid, offering a new renewable gasoline developed without using petroleum and with neutral CO2 emissions. This innovative fuel is currently marketed at a higher price compared to conventional 95 gasoline and comparable in price to 98 gasoline. However, the main advantage of this renewable gasoline is its compatibility with all current vehicles without requiring modifications to the engines or existing distribution infrastructure.

Repsol’s proposal also covers renewable diesel, which is already offered in more than 60 points of sale in the Iberian Peninsula. The company is moving towards its goal of providing petroleum-free fuels, both in its diesel and gasoline versions. The price of renewable diesel is matched with e+10 diesel, trading at 1,679 euros per liter. These steps represent a significant move towards more sustainable transportation options in Europe.

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