Spanish energy company Repsol has produced its first batch of bio jet fuel for the domestic market, the company announced on 3 August.

The move was part of the company’s plan to double its production of hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) to 600,000 tonnes by 2030, half of which would be produced from waste before 2025.

Produced at the company’s Puertollano Industrial Complex in Ciudad Real, the first batch comprised 7,000 tonnes of bio jet fuel, which Repsol said would prevent 440 tonnes of CO₂ emissions from being released into the atmosphere, the equivalent to 40 flights from Madrid to Barcelona.

Production of the bio jet fuel would be extended to other Repsol facilities across Spain and the company said it would be developing alternatives at producing jet fuel from waste.

The production plan was part of Repsol’s commitment to becoming a net zero emissions company by 2050.