Seville becomes southern Europe’s capital of air transport decarbonisation
Cepsa is carrying out a deep transformation of its business activity to lead the production of advanced biofuels this decade.
As part of its 2030 strategy, Positive Motion, the company aims to become a benchmark in the energy transition and to lead sustainable energy and mobility in Spain and Portugal this decade.
The SAF, produced by Cepsa at its La Rábida Energy Park, Huelva, from olive pits and other plant-based waste from Spain’s olive industry, will be supplied by Exolum to all departing flights operated by Air Europa, Air Nostrum, Iberia Express, Ryanair, Vueling, and Wizz Air from the Seville terminal.
This advanced biofuel will cover 400,000 kilometers of an average aircraft's flight, the equivalent of flying around the world 10 times, or of supplying 400 to 500 hours of flight time.
This is the first time that an airport in southern Europe has supplied SAF in this way, and it is also the first time in Spain that the entire value chain has been certified traceable by the ISCC (International Sustainability Carbon Certification) system from the production of the sustainable aviation fuel to physically supplying it.
As part of its commitment to promoting and accelerating the decarbonization of air transport, Cepsa will assume the additional cost of all sustainable aviation fuel provided.
Through this supply, Cepsa strengthens its position as a leader in the sale of aviation fuel in Andalusia, where last year it supplied fuel to more than 40,000 aircraft.
Carlos Barrasa, Cepsa's director of commercial and clean energies, said: "As leaders in supplying jet fuel, at Cepsa we want to be our customers' best ally to move forward together in the energy transition and help them achieve their sustainability goals.”
Sergio Millanes, director of Seville Airport, added: "Today, together with Cepsa, we celebrate Seville Airport's commitment to the environment and Aena's commitment to sustainable aviation.”
Andrés Suárez, global strategy and innovation lead of Exolum, said: “At Exolum we have infrastructures that are fully adapted to the storage and distribution of sustainable fuels. In addition, we collaborate with producers in the development and promotion of advanced second-generation biofuels, and with different European alliances to contribute to the elimination of barriers to promote this type of sustainable fuels that have the great advantage of allowing the use of both existing infrastructures and the fleets of aircraft and vehicles of end users, without the need for additional investments."