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Repsol supplies green jet fuel for Inditex's air freight in Spain

(Reuters) - Spanish oil company Repsol said on Tuesday it has started supplying SAF to U.S.-based airline Atlas Air, which ships freight for Zara-owner Inditex to and from Zaragoza airport in northern Spain.

Atlas Air has been using SAF for 5% of fuel on all its flights from Zaragoza since November and is the first cargo airline to use green jet fuel regularly in Spain, Repsol and the airline said in a joint statement. Regulators in Europe and the United States are pushing for the use of sustainable aviation fuel, made out of organic waste such as used cooking oil, as it is one of the only ways to decarbonize air travel. However, the supply and cost of SAF limit its use in commercial air transport.

In May, Repsol clinched an agreement with another low-cost airline, Ryanair, to supply up to 155,000 tons of SAF between 2025 and 2030.

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