Petrobras has already conducted the first industrial-scale tests of "green diesel". The experiments, which were carried out at the Presidente Getúlio Vargas Refinery (Repar), will be used by the National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) to help formulate the necessary regulations for the product to enter commercial production.
Also known as Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) or renewable paraphynic diesel, "green diesel" is the result of mixing the processing of vegetable oil or animal fat to fossil diesel within refinery processing units and is already used in European countries and the United States. One of the positive points of the new fuel is that it offers a better yield than ester-based biodiesel that has been feeding the mixture to diesel in Brazil.
During an online event, held last Tuesday (14), the Director of Refining and Natural Gas of Petrobras, Anelise Lara, announced the success of biofuel testing at Repar and highlighted the gain for the environment, "one of the solutions for the need for decarbonization of road transport."