Tag: SAF

Brussels Airport receiving SAF via NATO pipeline since Jan. 1

Brussels Airport receiving SAF via NATO pipeline since Jan. 1

January 3, 2023 |

In Belgium, as of January 1, the NATO pipeline supplying Brussels Airport with kerosene is open for the transport of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Brussels Airlines will transport the very first batch of sustainable aviation fuel transported via this route today at Brussels Airport. The airline will operate a symbolic first SAF flight today, from […]

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Discussions underway regarding potential Indian 1% SAF mandate

Discussions underway regarding potential Indian 1% SAF mandate

December 28, 2022 |

In India, SimpleFlying reports Honeywell India Technology Center and others are in discussions with India’s primary public policy think tank, NITI Ayog, about a potential 1% sustainable aviation fuel blending policy to help get SAF off the ground in the country, with ethanol seen as a top potential feedstock for the fuel. When a policy […]

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Nippon Cargo Airlines uses Neste SAF for the first time on routes from Amsterdam

Nippon Cargo Airlines uses Neste SAF for the first time on routes from Amsterdam

December 22, 2022 |

In Japan, Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA), the only international cargo airline based in Japan, has for the first time used Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel for several cargo flights in November and December this year. The sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is supplied by Neste at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.  “NCA is delighted to announce that NCA […]

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Rolls-Royce to launch 100% SAF testing with UltraFan technology demonstrator

Rolls-Royce to launch 100% SAF testing with UltraFan technology demonstrator

December 21, 2022 |

In the UK, Rolls-Royce announced it has completed building and is preparing to test its UltraFan®, technology demonstrator. In a major milestone for the program, the demonstrator engine was transported from the build workshop and into Testbed 80 in Derby, UK where it was mounted in preparation for testing. The first test of the demonstrator is […]

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China flies first international cargo flight on domestic SAF

China flies first international cargo flight on domestic SAF

December 19, 2022 |

In China, the Global Times newspaper reports that for the first time, China’s domestically developed and manufactured SAF powered an international cargo flight, arriving in Belgium after taking off 12 hours earlier in Hangzhou. Sinopec Zhenhai Refinery of China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation obtained a bio-jet fuel airworthiness certificate issued by the Civil Aviation Administration […]

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DB Schenker extends SAF availability and offsetting for customers

DB Schenker extends SAF availability and offsetting for customers

December 13, 2022 |

In Germany, DB Schenker has extended its portfolio of climate-friendlier logistics solutions by opening the next chapter of greener transport in air freight. With immediate effect, customers can choose Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) for their air transport to anywhere in the world and independent of the type of aircraft or airline used. Via virtual allocation […]

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Volaris to start sourcing SAF for US-Mexico flights while pushing for domestic production

Volaris to start sourcing SAF for US-Mexico flights while pushing for domestic production

December 13, 2022 |

In Mexico, Reuters reports low-cost airline Volaris plans to start sourcing Sustainable Aviation Fuel, first from the US for US-Mexico flights, but also supporting development of the domestic supply chain in Mexico. Last week, together with its rival VivaAerobus and others in the sector announced they were looking for proposals to develop SAF locally. Volaris […]

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Altalto Immingham scores $33M grant from DfT for SAF project

Altalto Immingham scores $33M grant from DfT for SAF project

December 12, 2022 |

In the UK, Velocys plc announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Altalto Immingham Ltd., has been awarded a grant of up to £27 million from the UK Department for Transport’s Advanced Fuels Fund for the Altalto Immingham Sustainable Aviation Fuel project. The purpose of this project, which is being developed under an existing Joint Development […]

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Vertimass consortium scores $1.35M in Danish funding for SAF research

Vertimass consortium scores $1.35M in Danish funding for SAF research

December 8, 2022 |

In California, Vertimass is part of a consortium that has been awarded approximately $1.35 million to pilot the conversion of green hydrogen and carbon dioxide into sustainable aviation fuel. The funds were granted by the Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Programme (EUDP) in Denmark. The research project is a collaboration among a group of organizations, […]

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Current and Future California SAF Pathways & Supply

Current and Future California SAF Pathways & Supply

December 8, 2022 |

By Chuck Sorensen, Ph.D., P.E. Lee Enterprises Consulting Special to The Digest California leads the nation in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) implementation initiatives.  This is driven largely by the State’s aggressive fuel decarbonization goals and the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) incentive program.  SAF fuel blending components also qualify for US EPA RIN credits.  The […]

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