Jul 10, 2013 - Portuguese oil and gas group Galp Energia (ELI:GALP) will open today an EUR 8.5-million (USD 10.9m) biodiesel plant in Sines, southern Portugal.
This is the first plant in the country to produce biodiesel from waste such as used oils and animal fats, Galp's biofuel division director, Hugo Pereira, told news agency Lusa yesterday.
The unit, dubbed Enerfuel, will produce 27,000 tonnes of biodiesel a year as of 2014. This year, the output is estimated at some 10,000 tonnes.
Enerfuel led to the creation of 50 jobs directly and indirectly.
The plant will contribute to the reduction of the CO2 emissions and the bigger use of renewable energy in the transport sector in Portugal.
(EUR 1 = USD 1.278)
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