Enerfuel / Enerfuel
Enerfuel is a Galp Energia project. It was the first domestic plant for biofuel production using waste from the food industry and used oils as the main raw materials. The biodiesel produced by Enerfuel is intended to be incorporated into fuel diesel, thus helping to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by over 80% compared to the fossil alternative (according to the criteria defined by the RED – Renewable Energy Directive), which is a potential reduction of about 100 tons of CO2 per year.
Enerfuel has an installed production capacity of 27 thousand tons of biofuel per year, while it also produces glycerine – used in the production of candles or in the cosmetics industry -, and renewable source fertilizers used in agriculture.
The operation of Enerfuel is an important step by Galp Energia in its strategy to fight climate change, aimed at contributing to meet the European targets of a 6% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, and to comply with renewable energy replacement targets in transports in Portugal, which is currently 5.5% in energy, and in the near future of about 10%.