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Valencia CF will star in Air Nostrum's first biofuel flight

Sustainable fuels

Valencia CF flies on biofuel. The team is the protagonist of the first flight that Air Nostrum will carry out with sustainable fuel (SAF). The airline will use a mixture made with materials of plant origin to move the team after their match in Seville.

(translated from Spanish)

Both entities have maintained a close relationship over time. One example is the themed plane on the occasion of Valencia CF's Centenary with which the team travels regularly and on which the first flight with biofuel will be carried out.

Air Nostrum (the team's regular carrier) and Valencia CF agreed that it would be this league displacement in which they would use for the first time this biofuel that uses a mixture made with materials of plant origin.

This Seville-Valencia trip will be one of the first operated in Spain with this type of fuel, which represents a commitment to more sustainable flights.

The Air Nostrum CRJ1000 that will transport the Valencian team will take off after the refueling carried out by Avikor, the Exolum platform that offers the possibility of reducing emissions from commercial flights. Avikor supplies a composite of Jet A-1 and SAF, the fuel whose full life cycle emissions represent an 80% reduction.

The final mixture has been analyzed in the laboratories of origin and also in those of Exolum, complying with the quality specification required for this fuel, with the SAF component certified as sustainable fuel, according to the recognised International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) scheme by the European Union.

Air Nostrum

With 75,507 flights and some 5.2 million passengers annually, Air Nostrum is the leading regional aviation company in Spain and one of the largest European airlines in its class. It operates for the Iberia Group under the Iberia Regional Air Nostrum brand, has a turnover of more than 501 million euros and has about 1,400 employees.

Avikor

Avikor is Exolum's platform that offers individuals and companies the possibility of using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on their flights, considerably reducing polluting emissions. The main objective of this initiative is to universally promote a more sustainable way of flying, since, by analyzing its life cycle, SAF has been shown to reduce carbon emissions by up to 80%.