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Repsol and Iberia make first flight with biofuel produced from waste

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Repsol and Iberia have made the first flight using biofuel produced from waste in Spain.
The sustainable aviation fuel used belonged to a batch produced last August at the Petronor Industrial Complex, located near Bilbao, and belongs to the Repsol Group.
The SAF was used on a scheduled Airbus A320neo flight with a capacity of 180 passengers.
On the Madrid-Bilbao route, the flight managed to reduce the emission of 1.4 tonnes of CO2.
The batch of jet biofuel used is the third manufactured by Repsol and the first on the Spanish market produced from waste as raw material.
Two previous batches were produced from biomass at Repsol's industrial complexes in Puertollano and Tarragona.
This initiative is part of the collaboration agreement towards a more sustainable mobility signed by Repsol and Iberia last July and is in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) promoted by the United Nations through the 2030 Agenda.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has set itself the target of zero carbon emissions growth from 2020, for which it is developing various initiatives.
On July 14, the European Commission presented the Fit for 55 package, which includes the RefuelEU Aviation initiative. Its aim is to boost the supply and demand of sustainable aviation fuels in the European Union, reaching a use of 2% in 2025, 5% in 2030, and 63% in 2050. In this way, the environmental footprint of aviation will be reduced, while contributing to the achievement of the European Union's climate targets.
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