Futur-e Litoral Plan
In 2020 Endesa launched the Futur-e Plan for these installations and it aims to contribute to mitigating the impact that these closures may have on the local population through 4 axes: A proactive search for employment; promoting economic activity in the area; training in skills for the local population and sustainability initiatives within the municipality.
To this end, in addition to the agreement with Algavillage, Endesa has launched an international tender to search for projects that facilitate economic and industrial development on the land occupied by Carboneras Litoral Thermal Power Plant and its port terminal, once it has been closed and dismantled. This tender is currently in the assessment phase, with the constitution of the working table that will analyse the feasibility of the 14 proposals submitted.
Furthermore, Endesa will also install some 1,200 megawatts of renewable power, mainly photovoltaic, which will replace the 1,159 megawatts of power produced by the Litoral thermal power plant so as to replace the capacity generated by this thermal power plant with clean and renewable technologies. This will involve investing hundreds of millions of euros, new employment opportunities and training in renewable energies to improve the employability of the local population.
Endesa is in constant contact with the main players involved in the Futur-e Litoral Plan, as well as with local, regional and national administrations, to coordinate the whole process in order to create shared value with all those involved and to achieve a fair transition towards new business models.
Biorizon Biotech is dedicated to the field of biotechnology. Its studies and developments have focused from the outset on multiple microalgae, cyanobacteria and bacteria applications in the field of intensive and ecological agriculture, developing unique techniques and processes to improve plant and fruit growth and develop biopesticides that replace today's chemical products.
It boasts different facilities, with ÁGORA-SABANA worth particular note; this is the largest plant in Europe for the indoor cultivation of microalgae focussing on agricultural applications. It also has processing and preparation plants for its products used in agriculture and animal feed.
Firglas is a London-based developer and construction firm specialising in industrial microalgae and bacteria production facilities with a history of investing more than £150 million in this field. The company approaches existing markets through a model based on the efficient use of resources and a quantifiable positive impact.
Together, Firglas and Biorizon Biotech have founded Microalgas Carboneras, S.L., under the trade name ALGAVILLAGE, to run these production facilities.
Endesa is the largest electricity company in Spain and the second largest in Portugal. The company is also the second largest gas operator in the Spanish market. Endesa operates an end-to-end business from generation to marketing and through Endesa X also offers value-added services aimed at the decarbonisation of energy uses in homes, companies, industries and public administrations. Endesa is firmly committed to the United Nations SDGs and therefore strongly supports the development of renewable energies through Enel Green Power España, the electrification of the economy and Corporate Social Responsibility. The Endesa Foundation is also active in CSR. Our workforce numbers around 9,600 employees. Endesa is a division of Enel, the largest electricity group in Europe.