Repsol supplies renewable fuels to Antarctic mission

Repsol supplies renewable fuels to Antarctic mission


MADRID, February 28, 2024 – Repsol has supplied 100% renewable fuels to the Spanish Army’s latest mission at the Gabriel de Castilla Base in Antarctica, the company announced on Wednesday.

The fuels were deployed for the base’s electricity, hot water and heating for the four-month campaign. No modifications to infrastructure were required.


The army is committed to sustainable operations at the base, located on Deception Island and devoted to scientific research, Repsol noted.

The Spanish company is betting on renewable fuels as a central strategy for achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. In the coming weeks, it plans to open the Iberian Peninsula’s first plant fully dedicated to producing renewable fuels from waste, with a capacity of 250,000 tonnes per year.

The fuels are produced from waste such as used vegetable oils and agricultural and forestry waste.

Photo courtesy of the Government of Spain.