Olive Oil Producers in Spain

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Olive Oil Producers in Spain: Top 10 (1)

Dcoop, Migasa Aceites Sl, Sovena Spain Sa, Aceites Del Sur-Coosur Sociedad Anonima, Borges Agricultural & Industrial Edible Oils Saua, Fj Sanchez Sucesores Sa, Aceites Abril Sl, F. Faiges Sl, Sc And Almazaras De La Subbetica, Sovena Oilseeds España Sa are the top ten producers of olive oil in Spain.

DCOOP SC AND

MIGASA ACEITES SL

SOVENA SPAIN SA

ACEITES DEL SUR-COOSUR SOCIEDAD ANONIMA

  • According to elEconomista, Aceites Del Sur-Coosur Sociedad Anonima is ranked as the fourth-largest producer of Olive oil in Spain.
  • Aceites Del Sur-Coosur Sociedad Anonima had assets worth €317,325,754 and annual sales of €599,145,622 in 2017.
  • The company's address is Carretera La Carolina, 29, Vilches.
  • The company's phone number is 954690900.
  • BORGES AGRICULTURAL & INDUSTRIAL EDIBLE OILS SAU

  • According to elEconomista, Borges Agricultural & Industrial Edible Oils Saua is ranked as the sixth-largest producer of Olive oil in Spain.
  • Borges Agricultural & Industrial Edible Oils Saua had assets worth €196,332,000 and annual sales of €393,210,000 in 2017.
  • The company's address is Avenida Josep Trepat, Tarrega.
  • The company's phone number is 973501212.
  • FJ SANCHEZ SUCESORES SA

  • According to elEconomista, Fj Sanchez Sucesores Sa is ranked as the seventh-largest producer of Olive oil in Spain.
  • Fj Sanchez Sucesores Sa had assets worth €132,778,352 and annual sales of €241,724,037 in 2017.
  • The company's address is Campanario Street Apdo Correos 4, Sorbas.
  • The company's phone number is 950364038.
  • ACEITES ABRIL SL

  • According to elEconomista, Aceites Abril Sl is ranked as the eighth-largest producer of Olive oil in Spain.
  • Aceites Abril Sl had assets worth €77,711,671 and annual sales of €233,935,794 in 2017.
  • The company's address is San Cibrao Das Viñas Industrial Industry, 18.
  • The company's phone number is 988383747.
  • F. FAIGES SL

  • According to elEconomista, F. Faiges Sl is ranked as the ninth-largest producer of Olive oil in Spain.
  • F. Faiges Sl had assets worth €111,712,720 and annual sales of €205,535,171.
  • The company's address is Comerç Street, 64, Tortose.
  • The company's phone number is 977500200.
  • SC AND ALMAZARAS DE LA SUBBETICA

  • According to elEconomista, Sc And Almazaras De La Subbetica is ranked as the tenth-largest producer of Olive oil in Spain.
  • Sc And Almazaras De La Subbetica had assets worth €160,259,265 and annual sales of €164,087,944.
  • The company's address is Carretera A-339 Cabra-Alcala La Real, Km 17 Pol. The Bermejales, Carcabuey.
  • The company's phone number is 957547028.
  • SOVENA OILSEEDS ESPAÑA SA

  • According to elEconomista, Sovena Oilseeds España Sa is ranked as the eleventh-largest producer of Olive oil in Spain.
  • Sovena Oilseeds España Sa had assets worth €65,974,326 and annual sales of €150,759,162.
  • The company's address is Sevilla Road, Km 11,700, Brenes.
  • The company's phone number is 955653300.
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    Olive Oil Producers in Spain: Top 10 (2)

    Additional top 10 olive oil producers in Spain are Actividades Oleicolas Sa, Olivar De Segura S. C. Andaluza, Molino Virgen De Fatima SL., Oleo Verde Sl, Aceites Garcia De La Cruz Sl, Aceites Sierra Sur Sa, Almazara Adamuz Sl., Romero Alvarez Sa, Antonio Cano E Hijos Sa, and Oleo-Pepillo Sl. Detailed information on each of the companies is in the next section.

    ACTIVIDADES OLEICOLAS SA

    OLIVAR DE SEGURA S. C. ANDALUZA

    MOLINO VIRGEN DE FATIMA SL.

    OLEO VERDE SL

  • elEconomista ranks Oleo Verde Sl as the fifteenth-largest producer of olive oil in Spain.
  • ACEITES GARCIA DE LA CRUZ SL

    ACEITES SIERRA SUR SA

    ALMAZARA ADAMUZ SL.

    ROMERO ALVAREZ SA

    ANTONIO CANO E HIJOS SA

    OLEO-PEPILLO SL

    • The company had assets worth €12.133.856 and annual sales of €37.996.479 in 2017.

    RESEARCH STRATEGY

    Our first research strategy was to find part 1 of the request and the strategy document and take note of the companies that were identified. This was to ensure that we did not use any of the companies that had already been identified. Our second strategy was to search industry publications and reports for relevant information. This strategy led us to elEconomista which has ranked olive oil producers in Spain according to annual sales. This source was used to provide additional top 10 olive oil producers in Spain.

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    Olive Oil Producers in Spain: Waste Energy Initiatives

    Examples of the waste energy and biomass initiatives by olive oil producers in Spain include Aceites Del Sur-Coosur Sociedad Anonima and its separate branch (Enersur), which is dedicated to biomass energy generation. Another company, Sovena Spain/Sovena Oilseeds lists direct energy consumption at 74.245 GJ and indirect energy consumption at 308.131 GJ. More details and data are presented for additional companies below.

    ACEITES DEL SUR-COOSUR SOCIEDAD ANONIMA

    • Aceites Del Sur-Coosur Sociedad Anonima has a separate branch (called Enersur) which is dedicated to biomass energy generation. Enersur was established in 2014.
    • The aim of Enersur is to achieve sustainable goals by producing biodiesel, treatment, and recovery of waste and electrical cogeneration systems.
    • The company collaborated with García-Munté Energía to produce quality biomass for thermal applications.
    • The company produces around 40,000-50,000 metric tons of biomass which substitute 16,000 tep (tons equivalent petroleum) per year.
    • By drying the waste, the company saves 30% of electricity consumption.

    MIGASA ACEITES SL

    • Migasa aims at sustainability by using advanced technology in fatty acid distillation which generated no waste. At La Luisiana premises, it produces electrical energy with olive cake but no further details on energy generation initiatives or consumption.

    F. FAIGES SL

    • F. FAIGES SL states that they produce energy with biomass to use in their production process but does not give details on consumption or the amount of generation.

    SOVENA SPAIN SA and SOVENA OILSEEDS ESPAÑA SA

    • Sovena sustainability strategies include waste management with sustainable development goals approved by the United Nations, but it does not focus on generating biomass energy or waste to energy. Its focus is on reducing the use of energy and reducing waste.
    • It is to be noted that SOVENA SPAIN SA and SOVENA OILSEEDS ESPAÑA SA companies have the same website and annual reports, so there are no separate reports to give segmented details.
    • Electricity consumption: direct energy consumption of the Sovena Group is 74.245 GJ and indirect energy consumption of Sovena Group is 308.131 GJ.

    DCOOP SC AND

    • Dcoop company focused on sustainability initiatives such as avoiding middlemen and maintaining transparency to support their integrated farmers (75,000 families), but did not quote any specific initiative focusing on generating biomass energy or waste to energy and does not give details on energy consumption.

    BORGES AGRICULTURAL & INDUSTRIAL EDIBLE OILS SAU

    • Borges Agricultural & Industrial Edible Oils focused on sustainability initiatives such as reduction of waste, recycling, and others, but did not quote any specific initiative focusing on generating biomass energy or waste to energy and does not give details on energy consumption.

    FJ SANCHEZ SUCESORES SA

    • Fj Sanchez Sucesores SA company completely focused on the quality of products such as olives, oils, and capers but does not focus on sustainability practices such as biomass, or waste management.

    ACEITES ABRIL SL

    • Aceites Abril focused on sustainability initiatives such as reduction of waste, recycling, and others but did not quote any specific initiative focusing on generating biomass energy or waste to energy and does not give details on energy consumption.

    SC AND ALMAZARAS DE LA SUBBETICA

    • Sc And Almazaras De La Subbetica completely focused on the quality of products such as olive oils but does not focus on sustainability practices such as biomass, or waste management.

    Research Strategy:

    Even after an exhaustive search through applicable and credible sources, your research team found that there is very limited information on waste energy and biomass initiatives with respect to olive oil producers in Spain. There was also no information available in the public domain on waste energy and biomass initiatives with respect to Sc And Almazaras De La Subbetica, Aceites Abril, Fj Sanchez Sucesores SA, Borges Agricultural & Industrial Edible Oils, Dcoop, and Sovena Spain SA/Sovena Oilseeds España SA. There was very limited information available to triangulate the data. Your research team came to this determination after looking through company websites, annual reports, sustainability reports, and press releases where very limited information on waste energy and biomass initiatives was shared by any of the companies. As there is no pre-compiled information on initiatives and energy consumption we, then, tried looking for information in Spanish sustainability databases, UN reports, Spain biomass energy reports (e.g., Spanish Renewable Energies Association, UN global compact, Biodiversity). However, most of the information was about sustainability initiatives, in general, and were not specific to waste energy and biomass initiatives. Next, we consulted Spanish government reports on biomass electricity company-wide energy consumption insights and any regulation or guidelines on usage of biomass energy and initiatives with respect to olive oil producers, but could not locate any specific regulation or additional details. Lastly, we expanded the scope of the research and attempted to find older insights about the above companies with respect to examples of waste energy and biomass initiatives by web archiving the companies' websites, research papers and case studies but most of the information was focused on large private projects with nothing specific to olive oil producers in Spain.

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    Olive Oil Producers in Spain: Waste Energy Initiatives (2)

    ACEITES SIERRA SUR SA has undertaken the 'Pellet and Orujillo' production initiative that aims to demonstrate the company's commitment to environmentally and socially responsible production. Acolsa has implemented the HACCP system (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) in order to monitor the quality of its products and their environmental impact.

    BIOMASS OR WASTE ENERGY INITIATIVES

    1) ACEITES SIERRA SUR SA

    A) Name of the initiative: Pellet and Orujillo Production Initiative (Source#8)
    B) Overview/goals of the initiative:
    • The primary goal of the initiative is to demonstrate the company's commitment to environmentally and socially responsible production.
    • Under the initiative, the company aims to use all the elements of the olive production process. It has also dedicated a part of its facilities to obtain different types of biomass products in the form of pellet and orujillo.
    • The biomass energy produced by the pellets and orujillo from the olive grove acts as a potent ecological biofuel of high performance due to its good reactivity and stability in flame.
    • The company has also implemented a 'Custody Chain Management System' based on ISCC Plus Certification for the generation of Orujillo as a biofuel.
    • The company leverages the pelletizing plant of its biomass section and uses the orujillo as raw material for the manufacture of pellets, which act as an organic solid biofuel.
    C) Heat & Electricity Consumption: N/A

    SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS BY OTHER COMPANIES

    1) ACTIVIDADES OLEICOLAS SA (Acolsa)

    • The company has implemented the HACCP system (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) in order to monitor the quality of its products and their environmental impact.
    • The primary goal of this initiative is to perform a constant quality control throughout the whole manufacturing process in order to produce a high-quality and sustainable product. (
    • Acolsa also extends its concern for quality to environmental management under this initiative.
    • The company has been certified under the standard ISO-14001:2015, which ensures better reuse and recycling of its waste, thus acquiring a responsible attitude towards the environment.
    • It is also a part of a special group of companies that are dedicated to the evaluation of the by-products of olive trees in a clean, ecological and sustainable manner.

    2) OLIVAR DE SEGURA S. C. ANDALUZA

    • Olivar practices organic farming techniques by paying particular attention to the soil management, promoting its organic richness and humidity by using vegetation covers, composting of mill’s waste’s and adding prunning wastes.
    • By using organic farming, the company averts the use of fertilizers, pesticides, veterinary products in animals and additives in the food, which can have negative effects upon the health of consumers.
    • The company's organic farming techniques respect the natural cycle of plants in order to provide the olive fruits with higher density of nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants.

    3) OLEO VERDE SL

    • Oleo operates as part of the Migasa Group.
    • Migasa has a fatty acid distillation plant in Mengibar (Jaen) that assists in the production of fatty acids from the by-products generated by the different processed oils.
    • As such, waste is not produced as a result of olive oil production, which reinforces the company's commitment to the environment.
    • The distilled fatty acids are used as an oily base of vegetable origin in animal foods; as a base for obtaining detergent, soaps and ointments in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry; and as a complement to varnishes, paints and polymersin the chemical industry.

    4) ACEITES GARCIA DE LA CRUZ SL

    • In 2018, Aceites García de la Cruz and Global Nature signed an agreement to promote the development of measures that promote the preservation of biodiversity under the LIFE project 'Estepas de La Mancha' in Castilla-La Mancha area.
    • Aceites has undertaken progressive implementation of organic farming in their olive groves and were able to achieve a 100% production of organic extra virgin olive oil.
    • In other efforts to encourage bio-diversity, the company has increased the presence of water points, recovered hedges and parcel boundaries, restored lesser kestrel’s nesting, and reduced the presence of phytosanitary products and herbicides in the Special Protected Bird Area (known as ZEPA in Spanish).
    • The Company plans to use this bio-diversity initiative for differentiated marketing through a specific labeling, so that consumers can learn about their good environmental practices.

    Research Strategy:

    We began our research by going through each company's website to determine the different sustainable initiatives supported or developed by the companies. While there was a lot of information on the environmental programs, none of the previously identified companies had any specific initiatives aimed at biomass or waste energy initiatives except for Aceites Sierra Sur Sa. Unfortunately, information on their consumption of electricity or heat was also unavailable. We tried to triangulate the information by finding the total amount of heat consumed for the production of a pellet and the total amount of pellets of biomass produced but we only found that the company had a plant of electrical and thermal cogeneration that produced 35 MW/h to keep the facility running.
    In order to identify any specific efforts that might have been overlooked in the companies' press releases, we went through publications from trusted media sites such as Deloitte, Mckinsey, GS, RBS, and Forrester Research. However, there was no information available for any additional biomass or waste energy initiatives. As such, we moved on to local sustainability databases from the UN, the Spanish Renewable Energies Association (APPA), and Biodiversity but most of the information was about sustainability initiatives in general, not specific to waste energy and biomass initiatives.


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    From Part 03
    Quotes
    • "Our vision is to be a leading agrifood corporation, with a presence in all markets, connecting the products that are produced by our farmers with consumers around the world by cutting out the middleman and being committed to the sustainable development of our land and communities."
    • "The values that have been with us and guided us throughout the years are transparency, integrity, sustainability and innovation."
    • "We want to offer consumers around the world our natural products, which are totally reliable and sustainably produced by the 75,000 families that form the DCOOP group."
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    • "At Villanueva de Algaidas (Malaga) MIGASA has an extractor from which crude olive pomace oil is obtained, ready to be refined at the La Luisiana premises, together with olive cake, used for its high energy content to generate electrical energy."
    • "This way, the environmental cycle of olive oil closes without generating any waste. MIGASA has a fatty acid distillation plant in Mengíbar (Jaen) which thanks to its technology and quality management system, is internationally renowned."
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    • "The production capacity of the planned facility is 40,000-50,000 metric tons of biomass per year, and its use will result in the replacement of some 16,000 tep (tons equivalent petroleum) / year of non-renewable energy sources."
    • "Acesur and the company Garcia-Munte Energía S.L. which is dedicated to the distribution of energy, an important raw material are committed to innovation, creation of employment, and protection and growth of the environment. In the field of renewable energy this company has developed a wide range of plant origin products; they have established 50% of the company called PROCESSING OF BIOMASS OF DEL SUR S.L."
    Quotes
    • "Within our installations we depend on an associated company which supports in drying process of waste. "
    • "It is an energy producing plant with 8.2 MW power. This plant is fitted with three engines injected into dryer oven that provide 32,000.000 Kcal per day of highly calorific value. And, they are used to dry 300 tons of waste produced in 24 hours."
    • "On the other hand, besides saving this amount of fuel, the total amount of electricity spent in this process has been reduced by 20%, and in the drying process has been reduced by 30%."
    Quotes
    • "In Puente del Obispo and Jabalquinto (Jaén) and in la Roda de Andalucía (Seville). Since 2013, Acesur and the company García-Munté Energía developed a wide range of great quality biomass for thermal applications in industrial processes, heating or air conditioning, achieving a good valuation of this biomass."
    • "Enersur is the branch of the activity devoted to the fostering of renewable energies. Since 2004, Enersur has developed this integrated approach to olive and all the waste produced. When doing this, the company contributes to sustainable development of society through biodiesel production, electrical cogeneration system, treatment and recovery of waste, that is highly pollutant, and increasing the efficiency of biomass."
    Quotes
    • "Reduction of waste generated by process improvements and management optimisation (grease, sludge, etc.), prioritising destinations for recovery, recycling or energy recovery, as in the case of ineligible everyday residues, as in the case of unusable everyday waste."
    • "The proper functioning of our treatment plants is a fun-damental aspect of the daily development of the activities of the plants, and that is why its optimisation is an environmental objective for the Organisation. "
    Quotes
    • "Aceites Abril has several tools to guarantee the offer to society of top quality products through its commitment to the Environment and the implication for Continuous Improvement . The ultimate goal is the prevention and minimization of pollution , as well as the promotion of recycling, reuse and recovery of waste generated"
    Quotes
    • "Both the process of by-product treatment and the use of biomass, which we ourselves produce, for the generation of energy for use in the different production processes are a reflection of our commitment to efficiency and the environment."
    Quotes
    • "Note: the reporting scope was extended in 2014 and 2015, including data from the plant Sovena Oilseeds Spain (Andújar). The total consumption of indirect energy (mainly electricity and steam) increased mainly due to the entry into operation and increased production of this plant, namely the increase in steam consumption."