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Spanish multinational oil and gas company Cepsa has started producing biofuels from used cooking oil (UCO) at its La Rábida Energy Park facility in Palos de la Frontera, Huelva, the company announced.

Cepsa aimed to produce 2.5M tonnes of biofuels by 2030 and the Huelva development was part of its 2030 Positive Motion strategy to promote the decarbonisation of air, road and sea transport, the company said on 30 September.

“The production of second-generation biofuels allows us… to continue providing value in the supply of fuels for the aviation sector, where demand will increase in the coming years,” Carlos Barrasa, director of commercial & clean energies at Cepsa, said.

Cepsa said it aimed to reduce CO² emissions (Scope 1 and 2) by 55% compared to 2019 by 2030 and to be carbon neutral by 2050. For Scope 3, the company was aiming for a 15%-20% reduction in the carbon intensity of its products by 2030.