As early as next week, the first flights from Seville are planned to be powered by sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced by Cepsa in the La Rabida energy park from olive pits and other vegetable waste from the Spanish olive industry.
More than 200 Air Europa, Ryanair and Wizz Air aircraft to fly biofuel from SevilleEkaterina Alipova
How noted on the manufacturer’s website, the use of “advanced biofuels” will allow flying 400 thousand km (about 400-500 hours of flight time).
And this is impressive not only because it is equivalent to 10 flights around the Earth, but also because it prevents more than 200 tons of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere.
Such an effect could be achieved only by planting 2.5 thousand trees.
In addition, the initiative will allow aircraft from six airlines to fly out of the Seville terminal with 4.5% SAF in tanks, doubling the European Union’s 2025 target of 2%.
220 aircraft of airlines such as Air Europa, Air Nostrum, Iberia Express, Ryanair, Vueling and Wizz Air will fly on biofuel
The Exolum company will supply innovative fuel based on olive production waste.
And this is the first time in Spain that the entire chain – from the creation of biofuels to its supply – is certified with traceability by the ISCC (International Sustainability Carbon Certification) system.
At the presentation of the initiative, the Minister of Industry and Energy of Spain, Jorge Paradela, and the Mayor of Seville, Antonio Muñoz, expressed their full support for the decarbonization trend of air transport.
Politicians praised the tourism industry’s progress towards sustainable development and this new step in the country’s transition to green energy in aviation.
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