Although still largely unknown, renewable fuels are similar to traditional fuels in many ways: they can be used in today’s vehicles with the same reliability, they offer similar performance and the pumps that serve them are the same. This is where the similarities end and the differences begin. The main difference is that they are made from renewable raw materials, such as used vegetable oils, waste from the agri-food industry or renewable hydrogen. Moreover, they fulfil their function without adding more CO₂ to the atmosphere. As the Spanish Association of Oil Product Operators (AOP) explains, the carbon emitted in their combustion is balanced by the carbon previously removed in their manufacture. Therefore, the carbon footprint of these fuels is zero.
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