ACCIONA has signed a renewable electricity supply contract with the biofuel manufacturer Vertex Bioenergy. Supply began on April 1 and foresees the delivery of 140,000MWh renewable for one year certified by the National Commission of Markets and Competition (CNMC).

The purchase of clean electricity from ACCIONA will allow Vertex Bioenergy to reduce its CO 2 emissions by 17,000 tons, equivalent to planting 30,000 trees. The company thus decarbonizes the electricity consumption of its facilities and operations in Spain, including the bioethanol manufacturing plants in Salamanca, La Coruña and Murcia.

Vertex Bioenergy is a leading group in the manufacture of bioethanol, a renewable fuel obtained from cereals and agricultural residues, with an annual production of 780 million litres. The use of clean energy will be reflected in the final labelling of bioethanol, reflecting the savings in greenhouse gas emissions and contributing to the decarbonisation of transport.

The production of bioethanol also includes the use as a co-product of protein for animal feed and corn oil, the production of renewable CO 2 , as well as the generation of renewable electricity. The sustainable bioethanol produced by Vertex Bioenergy can also be used for industrial purposes as well as healthcare purposes as a disinfectant.

Image source: Courtesy of ACCIONA

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