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Ferrovial promotes the use of advanced biofuels for generating clean electricity

  • Ferrovial to test renewable fuel in ancillary equipment at a construction site in Los Berrocales, Madrid
  • The initiative is part of the company’s climate commitment, which aims to reduce direct CO2 emissions from its activities by 35.3% by 2030

Ferrovial has launched a pilot test to generate electricity using renewable fuel. The project will be conducted at the construction site of the access to the Los Berrocales district in Madrid. As part of its bid to reduce emissions and drive the circular economy, the company has announced that it will use Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO), an advanced biofuel produced from used plant-based cooking oil that is a substitute for conventional diesel.

HVO supplied by Repsol will be used to produce electricity with a generator set during the first six months of this initiative. An additional advantage is that advanced biofuel can be used in various types of machinery, both mobile and stationary.

These biofuels, which can take the place of fossil fuels, are produced from renewable raw materials and produce zero net emissions. This is because the CO2 released during their use is equal to the CO2 that was previously removed from the atmosphere because the raw material is of plant origin. Reusing organic waste avoids its disposal in landfills. HVO is an effective solution for reducing net emissions, especially in sectors, territories and situations where it is not feasible to electrify processes in the short to medium term.

Part of the company’s decarbonization plans

This agreement is aligned with the commitments in Ferrovial’s climate strategy. Specifically, the company has announced a commitment to reduce CO2 emissions from its direct activities by 35.3% by 2030. In the same vein, Ferrovial has confirmed that it is working with its experts in innovation, sustainability, environment and the machinery pool to identify new solutions of this type that will help the company meet those objectives and continue decarbonizing its operations.

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