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Cepsa takes off with the commercialization of biofuel for Spanish aircraft

Date: October 1, 2023 Time: 01:03:41

Cepsa has started sales of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) this Wednesday at the main airports in Spain, which are those of Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Palma de Mallorca and Seville, through which more than half of the passenger traffic passes that fly in Spain, according to the company’s statements to the media, to which Europa Press has had access.

For its part, the Spanish energy company is noted as the first company to offer sustainable fuel for aviation on a continuous and permanent basis in four of the main Spanish airports. In addition, it produces this fuel for aviation in its La Rábida Energy Park (Huelva), from organic waste and used cooking oils, among others.

This milestone comes a few months after Maarten Wetselaar-led energy supplied sustainable aviation fuel to more than 200 flights at Seville airport in a pioneering move that became the first such SAF supply in a airport in southern europe.

Hoping to produce 80,000 tons in 2030

Cepsa’s Director of Aviation, Tobi Pardo, stressed that the company’s objective is for “sustainable aviation to become a reality as soon as possible”. “For this reason, we are proud to be able to continuously offer our SAF to customers in the aviation sector. Our own decarbonization processes,” he said.

Within its strategy ‘Positive Motion’ Tables.

Specifically, with the aim of promoting the decarbonisation of aviation, Cepsa aspires to lead the production of SAF in Spain and Portugal, with an annual production capacity of 800,000 tons in 2030, an amount of sustainable fuel sufficient to fly over 2,000 times the planet, the company said.

Within this strategy, collaboration agreements have been reached with the main airlines that operate in Spain to jointly promote the decarbonisation of the air sector, such as Iberia, Iberia Express, Vueling, Air Nostrum, Binter, TUI, Etihad, Wizz Air and Volotea.

Together with Bio-Oils, Cepsa will build the largest second-generation biofuel plant in southern Europe, which will involve an investment of up to 1,000 million euros. Sustainable fuels can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 90% compared to traditional fuels. This facility, which will be located in Palos de la Frontera (Huelva), will have a flexible production capacity of 500,000 tons of SAF and renewable diesel.

Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.

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