To promote the development of a sustainable bio-kerosene industry in Spain through the implementation of the entire value chain, using second generation sustainable crops as feedstock, giving priority to raw materials that minimize environmental impact, land use changes and the competition with food production markets.
The Spanish Initiative for the Production and Consumption of Bio-kerosene for Aviation (so-called Bioqueroseno.es initiative) is a national program, led by the Spanish government involving actors from the full value chain in a public-private partnership.
Partners Spanish Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce, Spanish Ministry of Transport, Spanish Ministry of Environment and Agriculture, IDAE (Spanish Institute for Diversification and Energy Saving), AESA (Spanish Air Safety State), OBSA (Observatory of Sustainability in Aviation) from SENASA (Services and Studies for Air Navigation and Aeronautical Safety), Airbus, Camelina Company España, Tecbio, Repsol, Cepsa, UOP, Tecnalia, CLH, Iberia, Aena Aeropuertos, Pulmantur Air, Ciemat, RSB, Kurata Systems.
The work done during the first phase was focused mainly on the local production of bio kerosene from camelina oil as row material. Today there is not any industrial scale production of non – food 2nd generation vegetal oil energy crops in Europe.
The conclusions drawn from the first phase of research have been clear. They conclude with the potential feasibility of developing a Spanish industry of bio - kerosene for aviation including its economic competitiveness with the traditional kerosene in the foreseeable scenarios of future prices of fuel in the year 2020.