Greenalia and P2X-Europe are poised to revolutionize sustainable energy production in Galicia, Spain, with their groundbreaking Power-to-Liquid (PtL) project known as Breogan. This transformative initiative has recently sought classification as a Priority Business Initiative, emphasizing its pivotal role in driving regional economic growth, sustainability, and innovation.
The Breogan project marks a significant milestone in the partnership between P2X-Europe (P2X) and Greenalia, a Spanish independent power producer. This visionary initiative aims to construct an industrial-scale PtL plant in Galicia, a region known for its commitment to ecological and economic development. At the heart of Breogan’s mission is the production of synthetic hydrocarbons, ushering in an era of carbon-neutral production.
The refined products, including eSAF, eDiesel, and specialty chemicals like eWaxes, hold the promise of transforming key industries such as aviation, transport, and chemicals. These sustainable alternatives to traditional fossil fuels are not only environmentally friendly but also economically promising.
Recognizing the profound economic and environmental impact of Breogan, Greenalia and P2X have presented their project to the Regional Minister of Economy, Industry, and Innovation, María Jesús Lorenzana Somoza. They aim to secure the project’s status as a Priority Business Initiative, aligning it with the region’s goals of sustainability and innovation.
In the words of María Jesús Lorenzana Somoza, the alliance between Greenalia and P2X-Europe represents a “win-win situation for all” and the project itself is “fundamental for the development of Galicia.” The commitment to involving local stakeholders underscores the partners’ dedication to regional growth and ecological progress.
Breogan is engineered to produce an impressive 20,000 tonnes per year of synthetic crude. This ambitious undertaking requires 70,000 tonnes per year of biogenic CO2, which is captured from Greenalia’s biogenic feedstock-based production facility. This innovative approach holds the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 95%, representing a significant leap toward sustainability.
Through the integration of biogenic carbon and green hydrogen sourced from renewable energy, Breogan is poised to replace conventional fossil crudes in critical sectors. This environmental commitment aligns with global efforts to combat climate change.
The Breogan project promises to set a new standard in the production and commercialization of synthetic fuels, making Galicia a beacon of sustainability with far-reaching influence across Europe. The production of green hydrogen, synthetic hydrocarbons, and eFuels signifies a significant step toward strategic energy autonomy for Galicia, Spain, and the broader European region.
Breogan is not just a project; it’s a commitment to a sustainable, green future where economic growth and ecological responsibility go hand in hand.