Cepsa starts selling SAF at four major airports in Spain


Spanish multinational oil and gas company Cepsa has started selling Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) at Madrid, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca and Seville airports, becoming the first company to offer SAF on a permanent basis. The fuel is produced at the La Rábida Energy Park, from agricultural wate and used cooking oil.

The SAF will be available, on request, to fuel the flights of all the 133m passengers who pass through the airports annually. The energy company has already supplied SAF to more than 200 flights from Seville airport, the first to do so in Southern Europe.

“We want to make sustainable aviation a reality as soon as possible. We are therefore proud to offer our SAF on an ongoing basis to customers in the aviation industry,” said Tobi Pardo, Aviation director, Cepsa. “For the first time in Spain, four of the country’s main airports have access to this sustainable fuel, which will allow airlines to move forward in their own decarbonisation processes.”

The firm aims to lead Spain and Portugal’s SAF production with an annual production of 800,000t annually by 2030. To meet this target, in partnership with Bio-Oils, Cepsa will develop the second largest second-generation biofuels plant in Southern Europe. The Palos de la Frontera Refinery will be commissioned in 2026 with a production capacity of 500,000t of SAF.