Repsol has successfully completed the production of the Spanish market's first batch of aviation biofuels.
This milestone enables the company to advance in the production of low-carbon fuels for industries such as aviation, where alternatives like electrification are not viable today.
This biojet was produced at Repsol's Puertollano Industrial Complex and more batches of aviation biofuel will continue to be manufactured at other facilities across Spain and through initiatives at a later time.
The first batch consists of 7,000 tonnes of aviation fuel – equal to the consumption of 100 Madrid to Los Angeles flights – which passed the demanding tests required by these products. It has a bio content under 5% in order to meet the quality standards established by international specifications and using it will prevent 400 tonnes of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere, which is equal to 40 Madrid to Barcelona flights.
In Spain, the Integrated National Climate and Energy Plan acknowledges that biofuels currently represent the most widely available and used renewable technology in transportation.
Due to the important role these biofuels play in reducing emissions, Repsol began working on different low-carbon solutions applied to transportation several years ago.
Its focus on promoting biofuels, along with renewable generation, synthetic fuels, green hydrogen, self-consumption and the circular economy, is one of Repsol's key lines of work to achieve its carbon neutrality target by 2050.
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