SAFAANZ calls on Oz and NZ government support for SAF

March 24, 2022 |

In Australia, a report released by the Sustainable Aviation Fuels Alliance of Australia and New Zealand (SAFAANZ) titled “Bridging the price gap for Sustainable Aviation Fuel”, has identified, amongst a number of other recommendations, the creation of a Jet Council as an immediate priority action for Government to accelerate the significant opportunity presented by the development of a domestic Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Industry. 

The Report identifies that robust policy frameworks and financial mechanisms are needed to unlock Australia’s SAF industry potential.  Other recommendations include the creation of a National Framework for voluntary consumer purchasing, an emissions intensity scheme and investment through capital support and production subsidies.
As identified in the Australian Bioenergy Roadmap (The Roadmap) released by Angus Taylor MP in November 2021, Sustainable Aviation Fuel has a significant role to play in unlocking its share of an extra A$10 billion each year in GDP, generating 26,000 jobs, while also reducing emissions by approximately 9 per cent. The Roadmap highlighted SAF as one of the few options to reduce aviation emissions in the short- and medium-term and given how geographically sparce Australia is, air travel is vital to connect communities and underpin local economies. 

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