To contribute to the objectives of the EU RED and ICAO:
The Spanish Bioqueroseno initiative is a national program, led by the Spanish government involving actors from the full value chain in a public-private cooperation.
It provides a framework among regulators and stakeholders and facilitates synergies among industrial partners in the domestic and international contexts.
It has its origin after the first ICAO International Conference on Alternative Aviation Fuels held in 2009. After two years of work (2010 and 2011) with stakeholders, it was formalized in 2011, with an agreement between different Ministries at that time such as as Transportation (through AESA), Energy (through the IDAE), Environment (MAGRAMA), the State company SENASA and various stakeholders.
In 2019 the Spanish Government proposed the establishment of a SAF supply obligation in 2025, through a "balanced compromise" with national stakeholders. The initial proposed objective is a 2% use in 2025.
This policy proposal reactivated the Bioqueroseno Initiative as a discussion and facilitation forum.
Spain presented in 2019 -together with France- a technical paper in ICAO addressing the concept of "Balanced Compromise", which proposes establishing national SAF supply targets to be defined through a dialogue between regulators and industry ensuring it does not introduces competitive distortions.
The Bioqueroseno initiative aim to put in practice this concept.
Spanish Ministry of Transport, Spanish Ministry for Ecological
Transition, IDAE (Spanish Institute for Diversification and Energy Saving),
AESA (Spanish Air Safety State), SENASA (Services and Studies for Air
Navigation and Aeronautical Safety), BIOPLAT (Spanish Biomass Platform) and
Spain also actively participated in the following EU funded research projects to promote SAF:
Spain also actively contributes to the technical work of the ICAO Fuels Task Group (FTG) under the Committee on Aviation and Environmental Protection (CAEP).
Two regulatory proposals have been launched by the Spanish Government in 2019 for SAF promotion:
1) The Spanish Climate Change Law1
2) The Spanish Integrated Plan for Energy and
It is expected to establish a 2% SAF supply in
Contact person: Raúl Martín Fontana Manager OBSA (Observatory of Sustainability in Aviation)