Aviation fuel supplier, Air bp, has supplied one of Latin America’s largest airlines with International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) EU sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at Zaragoza Airport in Spain.
The flight, which was carried out by LATAM Cargo Chile from Zaragoza to North America was the first customer to purchase ISCC EU SAF through Air bp and which is produced from sustainable feedstocks co-processed alongside fossil feedstocks.
Andreea Moyes, Air bp’s global sustainability director, said: “As a key step in replacing fossil fuel with renewable feedstock within existing refineries, co-processing has an integral role to play in scaling up SAF production in the most economical and efficient way. We believe that all technologies and pathways, and both standalone and co-processing are needed to help the industry decarbonise and reach its goal of net zero by 2050. They supply of ISCC EU SAF from Castellon will open new opportunities throughout the country and beyond.”
As part of the Hydrogen Cluster of the Valencia Region (HyVal), Air bp’s parent company, bp, aims to increase SAF production further in the future and has announced production of biofuels, including SAF, are expected to increase three-fold to 650,000 tonnes a year by 2030 in Castellon. Green hydrogen will be used as a feedstock for the production of SAF in an independent unit.