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Abengoa issues the world's first postage stamps to offset CO2 emissions

January 25, 2011

Seville, 25 January 2011. As part of its commitment to sustainable development, Abengoa is presenting the first postage stamp in the world that offsets the CO2 emissions from sending an ordinary letter in Spain. This service broadens the company's commitment in the social and human area, offering the chance to reduce the carbon footprint generated by postal deliveries.

By purchasing the "No Co2pollution" stamp, customers will offset the emissions generated by the letter by investing the corresponding amount of money in the 15 MW Kalealti hydroelectric station emissions reduction project in Turkey.

This collectors' edition has a postage value equivalent to one ordinary letter sent in Spain. In addition to the self-adhesive stamps, the purchase will include a "No Co2pollution" carbon offset certificate issued in the name of the buyer, which provides technical details of the project in which the funds will be invested. Each stamp costs 2.10 Euros, plus delivery, and can be purchased via the online auction platform Ebay1.

Thanks to this novel initiative, Abengoa, through its Zeroemissions subsidiary, aims to help users of the postal service to contribute to carbon emissions reduction targets, encouraging them to strengthen their commitment and respect for the environment.

Zeroemissions is an Abengoa company that provides global solutions for climate change by promoting, developing and trading carbon credits, strategic carbon consultancy services, voluntary emissions offsetting and innovation in technologies for reducing greenhouse gases. (

Abengoa (MCE: ABG) is an international company that applies innovative technology solutions to sustainable development in the energy and environment sectors, generating energy from the sun, producing biofuels, desalinating sea water and recycling industrial waste. (


For more information:


Patricia Malo de Molina

Loreto González Goizueta

Cristina Cabrera Angulo

Tel: +34 954 93 71 11


Abengoa issues the world's first postage stamps to offset CO2 emissions
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