The Petronor refinery has embarked on a new phase as a biorefinery by processing 5 million litres of vegetable oil from palm oil in its diesel manufacturing units. The final product will be incorporated into the formulation of automotive gas oil, diesel A, so when it is consumed, the CO2 emission balance will be “0”.
The company will only be purchasing palm oil that comes from a renewable energy source, which is the case of oilseed crops not intended for human consumption. So Petronor has become a pioneer in sustainable behaviours like biorefinery, thus marking a new milestone in its history.
Founded in 1968, Petronor is one of the five refineries that the Repsol Group has across Spain. At the Port of Bilbao it receives vessels with a draught of up to 30 metres and a capacity of 500,000 DWT.