Repsol produces Spain's first batch of SAF from waste

Author: Gabriel Jorby.

August 26 (Renewables Now) - Spanish oil-and-gas major and multi-energy company Repsol SA (BME:REP) said it was the first in Spain to produce a batch of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from waste.

Repsol credited the milestone to its Petronor refinery in Bilbao, which produced a batch of 5,300 tonnes of biojet.

The use of the fuel has the potential to avoid the emission of 300 tonnes of CO2, or about as much as 40 flights between Madrid and Bilbao can emit, according to Repsol.

Repsol already produced SAF twice at its refineries in Spain, one batch in 2020 and the second in early 2021. The company then used biomass as raw material.

Repsol has set the target to be capable of producing 1.3 million tonnes of SAF in 2025 and over 2 million tonnes in 2030. Among its energy transition initiatives is the plan to build Spain’s first low-emission advanced fuels plant in Cartagena, southeast Spain. The facility will have the capacity to produce each year 250,000 tonnes of hydrobiodiesel, biojet, bionaphtha and biopropane from waste, Repsol added.

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