How biodiesel is produced
For the environment:
- Biodiesel reduces CO2 emissions by transport and therefore helps to slow down climate change. For every liter of biodiesel (100%) consumed we avoid the emission of 2.2 kg of CO2 to the atmosphere.
- Biodiesel also reduces the emission of pollutant gases from diesel such as sulphur oxide, unburnt hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and particles in suspension, which cause acid rain and respiratory disorders.
For energy security:
- Biodiesel is renewable because it respects the natural production cycle of the plants that constitute its basic raw material. Oil is finite and its resources limited.
- It reduces energy dependence on oil by using resources that are much more readily available all over the planet, thus favoring self
- supply. Each metric ton of biodiesel avoids the import of 6.4 barrels of oil equivalent.
For the economy and development:
- By replacing oil, biodiesel contributes to reducing the energy bill from imports, which account for more than 80% of the energy consumed in Spain.
- Biofuels help to create new markets in the agricultural sector. This favors territorial cohesion and the sustainable development of areas threatened by rural exodus.