Romanian energy company OMV Petrom has increased the bio-blending capacity at its Petrobrazi facility, the company announced on 18 November.

OMV Petrom supplies fuels with a volumetric bio-content of 6.5% in diesel and 8% in gasoline.

Following investments of around €21M (US$25M), Petrobrazi had increased the blending capacity of bio-content in fuels from 200 kilotons to ~350 kilotons of bio-fuels/year.

“We are an energy company and we want to be part of the solution for cleaner energy. We are investing in obtaining fuels with a high level of biofuel content, as well as in alternative solutions for mobility and in various others sustainable projects. It is a combined effort at all levels across our company, as we aim to reduce our carbon emissions by 27% by 2025 versus 2010,” said Radu Căprău, member of OMV Petrom Executive Board, responsible for downstream oil.

Petrobrazi has a total crude oil processing capacity of 4.5M tonnes/year.

One of the first companies in Romania to sign the UN Global Compact, OMV Petrom said it had reduced the carbon emissions of its operations by 22% in 2019 compared to 2010.