Repsol SA: and the Spanish Air Force sign a collaboration agreement in the field of sustainable air mobility

Repsol CEO, Josu Jon Imaz, and Spanish Air Force Chief of Staff, Air Force General Javier Salto Martínez-Avial, have signed a collaboration agreement within the framework of the connected, sustainable and intelligent air base (BACSI).

The agreement between the multi-energy company and the Air Force aims to promote sustainable mobility in the air sector. The analysis and formulation of proposals aimed at promoting the development and consumption of new fuels with low environmental impact, such as low-carbon fuels, and the implementation of joint R&D&I actions.

Likewise, both organizations are committed, individually and jointly, to sharing strategies that foster the development of sustainability and energy efficiency initiatives that benefit both institutions.

The Spanish Air Force has launched the BACSI project, whose main objective is to increase the effectiveness, productivity, efficiency and sustainability of air bases. Therefore, the alliance with Repsol, a leading company in multi-energy supply in Spain, will allow the development of systems perfectly aligned with several of the objectives of the Air Force BACSI project, mainly in the functional areas of sustainability 4.0, global connectivity, energy efficiency and environmental sustainability.

This collaboration falls within the framework of the directive on defense policy, of August 4, 2020, which includes among its objectives “to support the defense industry, to contribute to boosting the economy and the national productive base and to to ensure its resilience and the development of a national and European economy”. Defense industrial, technological and innovation base.

To fulfill its mission successfully, the Air Force must have state-of-the-art capabilities, which are achieved through innovation and efficiency, areas where Repsol is a reference and which are essential to advance the ambitious Sustainable and Intelligent Connected Air project. Basic (BACSI). The BACSI project aims to be a driving force for EA to become the aerospace force that Spain needs, applying disruptive technologies to improve efficiency in the use of available resources and maximizing operational efficiency. In the words of its Chief of Staff, Air Force General Javier Salto Martinez-Avial, the Air Force and national industry need each other.

For his part, the CEO of Repsol, Josu Jon Imaz, said that “this collaboration agreement with an institution such as the Spanish Air Force is a new step in the development of our strategic plan, which will allow us to advance towards our goal of being a zero net emissions company by 2050. It also consolidates our position as a company capable of offering a global response to the needs of the Spanish Air Force, which needs of a multi-energy solution to cover its energy demand”.

In this regard, Repsol has been immersed for years in the process of transformation and diversification of its activities with the aim of leading the energy transition, being the first company in its sector to support the Kyoto Protocol, to issue a green bond, and also, in December 2019, to set the goal of being a net-zero emissions company by 2050.

Repsol has made progress in producing low-carbon fuels for the aviation sector, where alternatives such as electrification are not viable at present, producing in 2020 and 2021 the first three batches of biojet in the Spanish market in its industrial centers in Puertollano, Tarragona and Petronor.

In addition, Repsol is a leader in multi-energy supply in Spain, providing solutions that improve efficiency and increase the weight of low-emission energies. For this reason, Repsol has already launched various initiatives such as the construction in Cartagena of the first advanced biofuels plant in Spain and one of the largest synthetic fuels plants in the world, near the Petronor refinery, using renewable hydrogen and CO.2 as the only raw materials. These facilities will be commissioned in 2023 and 2024 respectively.

For all these reasons, Repsol and the Spanish Air Force have signed a General Action Protocol, which specifies all future activities and projects with the aim of achieving more sustainable mobility and more efficient management. Energy.

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