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Spain and France sign sustainable aviation fuel MoU

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Repsol, BP and Total has shown their support for the objectives of the “Declaration of Intent on Cooperation and Promotion of Sustainable Aviation Fuels” signed by the governments of Spain and France.
Alongside other companies in the aviation sector including Iberia, Aena, Airbus, Air France, ITP Aero and Dassault Aviation they have expressed their support for the cooperation sought with companies and institutions from both countries.
Within its framework, both countries have committed to seeking clean fuels for aviation. The Fourth Vice President and Minister for the Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge, Teresa Ribera, and the French Minister for Ecological Transition, Barbara Pompili, signed the memorandum of understanding.
The ultimate objective is to facilitate the promotion of industrial initiatives and consortia for the joint supply of SAF in both countries and in other markets of the European Union.
Partnerships with the private sector, academic research entities and the promotion of coordination initiatives will be strengthened.
This includes the facilitation and support for the exchange of actions and good practices between the “Roadmap for Sustainable Aeronautical Biofuels in French Air Transport”, and the strategy for safe, sustainable and connected mobility.
The memorandum places special emphasis on the importance of reaching the objectives regarding renewable energies and ensuring sustainability in the production of fuels, so that they do not have an impact on biodiversity, do not accentuate the risks of deforestation or competition with crops dedicated to food and do not compromise European targets for recycling and preparation for reuse.