Repsol has successfully produced the first batch of biofuel for aviation at its industrial complex in Tarragona in Spain.
Production of this biojet fuel took place at the Repsol Industrial Complex and more batches of biofuel for aviation will be manufactured at the group’s other industrial complexes in Spain.
The batch manufactured consists of 10,000 tonnes of aviation fuel — equivalent to the consumption of 145 flights between Barcelona and Los Angeles — and has a bio content of less than 5% in order to comply with the quality requirements established in international specifications.
Its use as a sustainable aviation fuel will avoid the emission of 630 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere, the equivalent of 55 flights between Madrid and Barcelona.
In Spain, the Integrated National Plan for Energy and Climate recognises that biofuels currently represent the most widely available and used renewable technology in transportation.
Repsol started to work years ago on different solutions with a low carbon footprint applied to transportation.
Repsol announced last August the production of its first batch of biofuel at the Puertollano Industrial Complex. It was the first batch of biojet fuel on the Spanish market, which positions Repsol as a pioneer in sustainable solutions for the aeronautics sector.
In line with its commitment to the energy transition and its ambition to achieve zero net emissions by 2050, Repsol will build the first low-emissions advanced biofuels plant in Spain at its refinery in Cartagena, with an annual production capacity of 250,000 tonnes of hydrobiodiesel, biojet, bionaphtha and biopropane.
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