Advanced Biofuels Canada welcomes draft regulation to exempt SAF from the federal carbon charge

November 23, 2022 |

In Canada, Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC) recognized the government of Canada for taking concrete steps towards decarbonizing aviation by publishing draft regulations exempting SAF from the federal carbon charge under the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (GGPPA).

The draft regulations create a definition of ‘bio-aviation fuel’ and establish a full exemption of SAF from the fuel charge (carbon tax) as of August 10, 2022 when uplifted to an aircraft in a Canadian province or territory where the federal GGPPA applies.

“Updating the federal carbon charge to exempt low carbon fuels like SAF is a smart, common sense move to encourage their adoption. As policies to decarbonize aviation fuel advance, this draft regulation helps bring Canada closer to stimulating SAF use in aviation fuel”, said ABFC President, Ian Thomson. “ABFC encourages the Government of Canada to finalize this bio-aviation fuel exemption, and extend this approach to all other low carbon intensity fuels. Further, we recommend governments adopt fuel policies that create volumetric and carbon intensity-based requirements for blending SAF into jet fuel in Canada.”

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