We participate in different projects involving CO2 footprint reduction in the atmosphere, which aim at achieving the European objective of climate neutrality by 2050, an economy with net-zero greenhouse gas emissions 🌿
One interesting project led by Repsol focuses on the decarbonization of the aviation sector by using biofuels and improving energy efficiency. The company is a pioneer in the manufacture of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) in Spain ✈
Repsol signed a collaboration agreement with Iberia last year to move towards more sustainable mobility. The airline already operates national and international flights fuelled with biofuel made in Spain. The biofuel used in long-haul flights has been produced from waste from the agri-food industry that is not suitable for human consumption. Specifically, the biojet used belongs to a batch produced in 2021 at the Repsol Group refinery, Petronor, located in Bilbao.
The two companies share the Aviator project, in which the impact of aviation emissions on air quality around airports is studied. Iberia has also joined the SHYNE (Spanish Hydrogen Network) consortium, led by Repsol, to accelerate the development of green hydrogen in Spain.
In the future, Iberia and Repsol will operate new flights with a growing percentage of biofuel mix that can reach up to 50%. This product will be produced in the first advanced biofuels plant in Spain, which is scheduled to come into operation in 2023 in Cartagena (Murcia).
Working towards the goal of becoming a net-zero company in 2050, Repsol’s promotion of sustainable fuels adds to its already implemented projects on energy efficiency such as the generation of low-emission electricity, renewable hydrogen, circular economy, synthetic fuels and capturing, using and storing of CO2 ♻
The transition to a climate-neutral society is both an urgent challenge and an opportunity to build a better future for all.