Innovation and the environment in aviation
New sustainability technologies in aviation
In line with our commitment to becoming a net zero emissions company by 2050, we're producing biojet fuel in our Repsol refineries in Spain, becoming pioneers in the market.
At Repsol, we produce biofuels for aviation — biojet fuel, or Sustainable Avaition Fuel (SAF) and we supply this product to our Aviation clients.
Additionally, we collaborate with operators/platforms, including Avikor, which allows both individuals and companies to fly more sustainably.
The use of biojet fuel or SAF instead of conventional fuels is one of the best ways to reduce CO2 emissions in the aviation sector, given that during their life cycle, they cut up to 80% of emissions.
At Repsol Aviation we have collaborated with VELCON in developing the VCA device (Velcon Contaminant Analyzer), and in Europe, we are the exclusive testers of its operation. This is an important contribution to the technology used in Aviation and demonstrates our commitment to innovation.
It is a device that provides instantaneous and average values of water and solid particles present in the fuel, given that the VCA is located in the output pipe after the filter.
Repsol has been carrying out field tests of the VCA exclusively in the Europe market to assess the proper operation of the device. To do so, we performed various tests, comparing the results obtained with other measuring devices in order to verify the accuracy of the VCA. This was achieved by installing it in one of the refueling units that operates at Gerona airport.