12 February 2009 16:09 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--Spain’s automobile and cement industries have joined forces to make biofuels from auto-recycling waste, national auto manufacturers' association Anfac announced on Thursday.
Spanish recycling and cement federations Fer and Oficemen would team with auto-recycling body Sigrauto to transform 120,000 tonnes/year of old-car residues (mainly plastics, textile fibres and foam) into biofuels, saving 100,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year, Anfac said.
An Anfac spokesman would not specify what type of biofuel would be produced, adding that plans were at an early stage.
Under the agreement, the biofuel would be exclusively used by the cement industry.
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