THE BIOFUEL OF THE FUTURE FOR AVIATION IS HERE
Biojet is considered a Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). This advanced biofuel stands as the most viable option for the aeronautical industry to reduce its carbon footprint. In fact, according to experts, biojet is the only sustainable alternative that meets the environmental needs of commercial aeronautics, since neither electrification nor hydrogen are viable solutions. Biojet, in addition to complying with sustainability requirements, can be implemented in aircraft without modifications to the turbines that power the aircraft.
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) stresses that the use of this biofuel will help drive the greatest short-term change in the sector. In fact, European aviation presented the Destination 2050 roadmap in order to achieve zero net CO2 emissions in Europe and the rest of the world. To this end, by 2030 the aim is to reduce emissions from intra-European flights by 55% compared to 1990 levels.
Countries such as Norway, France and Sweden are already boosting biojet consumption. In the case of Spain, Repsol has manufactured the first batches of this sustainable biofuel from Oleofat for national aviation. The Oleofat Group is pioneer in the manufacture of the raw material intended to produce biojet. Its R&D team has developed the raw material that meets the strictest controls required by the competent authorities for the production of biojet through the application of state-of-the-art techniques for the fractionation of fatty acids, and a process of physical-chemical transformations.