As per ESG Today, company officials believe they will have to invest 780 million euros in the upcoming facility, which will be located in the municipality of Garray. SAF is seen as one of the better tools to lower the carbon footprint of the aviation sector, at least until more potent solutions emerge, such as hydrogen of battery electric aircraft.

The EU recently announced the adoption of a law that will require a minimum SAF share of 70% in the fuel blends of aircraft by 2050.

The upcoming Spanish factory will make use of two techniques to obtain the clean fuels, one of which being the Gas-to-Liquid solution, which will convert biomethane from nearby farms. The other, called Power-to-Liquid, will combine biogenic CO2 with renewable hydrogen and all of the production will be powered by renewable electricity.

To support the clean power operations, the administrators will make use of a 370 MW solar park, as well as of a 50 MW wind turbine setup and 100 MWh worth of energy storage. Construction will begin in 2026 and estimates for an opening date point at 2028.

Solarig officials say that the project is also expected to capture and use 140.000 tons of CO2, while reducing carbon emissions by 170.000 tons of CO2 per year.

Miguel Ángel Calleja, President and CEO of Solarig, said that "a few months ago, Solarig launched the development of a biomethane strategy in Castilla y León, and today Solarig is announcing a pioneering project in the world with a fully circular approach: it involves the use and recovery of biogas produced from our agricultural and livestock waste together with renewable resources: water, wind and sun. By combining these local resources with the latest technology, Solarig will be able to join the sustainable fuel economy that is now emerging."