Tag: SAF

Airline industry meetings with House aviation subcommittee on SAF

Airline industry meetings with House aviation subcommittee on SAF

May 5, 2021 |

In Washington, Reuters reports World Energy, the Advanced Biofuels Association and Airlines for America as well as others met virtually with the aviation subcommittee of the Democratic-led House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on Tuesday in order to see how the aviation industry could help achieve the Biden Administration’s transportation decarbonization goals. Central to the […]

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SAF, please prepare for take-off…even with aviation industry turned upside down due to pandemic

SAF, please prepare for take-off…even with aviation industry turned upside down due to pandemic

May 2, 2021 |

There were 22 weekdays in April. There were 15 announcements about sustainable aviation fuel progress, advancements, implementations, and production in just those 21 days. What does that mean? Why is SAF suddenly taking off like never before, even as the aviation industry was turned upside down due to the COVID-19 pandemic? Why are companies pivoting […]

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Neste to convert up to 500,000 tons of production capacity at Rotterdam refinery for SAF

Neste to convert up to 500,000 tons of production capacity at Rotterdam refinery for SAF

April 29, 2021 |

In the Netherlands, Neste will modify its existing renewables production capacity in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, to enable production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Currently the refinery produces mainly Neste MY Renewable Diesel™. The modifications to the refinery, an investment of approximately EUR 190 million, will enable Neste to optionally produce up to 500,000 tons of […]

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Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport becomes France’s first airport supplying SAF

Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport becomes France’s first airport supplying SAF

April 21, 2021 |

In France, Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport is now supplied with sustainable air biofuels (SAF), making it the first airport in the country to be so. This step, initially expressed by Michelin Air Services, demonstrates the desire of VINCI Airports, SMACFA and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region to promote low-carbon air mobility, with biofuels representing an effective and mobilizable […]

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Total begins SAF production at two refineries

Total begins SAF production at two refineries

April 8, 2021 |

In France, Total has begun producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at its La Mède biorefinery in southern France and its Oudalle facility near Le Havre. The biojet fuel, made from used cooking oil, will be delivered to French airports starting in April 2021. Total will also be able to produce SAF as from 2024 at […]

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Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Neste team on 100% SAF trials

Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Neste team on 100% SAF trials

March 18, 2021 |

In France, a team of aerospace specialists has launched the world’s first in-flight emissions study using 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on a wide-body commercial passenger aircraft. Airbus, German research center DLR, Rolls-Royce and SAF producer Neste have teamed up to start the pioneering ‘Emission and Climate Impact of Alternative Fuels’ (ECLIF3) project looking into […]

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EU’s ReFuel proposal seen kicking of SAF blending at 2% in 2025 and hitting 63% by 2050

EU’s ReFuel proposal seen kicking of SAF blending at 2% in 2025 and hitting 63% by 2050

March 17, 2021 |

In Belgium, Euractiv reports that sources close to the European Commission see the ReFuel proposal under development aiming for 63% use of SAF by 2050, increasing every five years from the 2025 kick off of 2%. Failure to meet blending mandates may lead to penalties as part of the policy under development. With SAF production […]

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Finnair teams with air traffic operator to track emissions and expands SAF use

Finnair teams with air traffic operator to track emissions and expands SAF use

February 18, 2021 |

In Finland, Finland’s air navigation service provider Fintraffic ANS and Finnair have joined forces to reduce CO2 emissions and enhance commercial aviation’s environmental footprint. Under the new initiative, Finnair will share fuel consumption data with Fintraffic ANS and the parties will together explore how to support airlines in their bid to drive down and meet […]

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European aviation industry sees 99M tons of CO2 saved through SAF by 2050

European aviation industry sees 99M tons of CO2 saved through SAF by 2050

February 16, 2021 |

In the Netherlands, European aviation industry is committed to reaching this target and contribute to the goals set in the European Green Deal and the Paris Agreement. Destination 2050 shows a possible pathway that combines new technologies, improved operations, sustainable aviation fuels and economic measures. Absolute emissions are reduced by 92%, while the remaining 8% […]

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Sustainable Aviation Fuels and the technologies, constraints and burgeoning demand

Sustainable Aviation Fuels and the technologies, constraints and burgeoning demand

February 16, 2021 |

It’s been a rough 2020 for aviation with COVID-19’s impact on travel. Yet, climate goals remain in place, and the pivot from petroleum to renewable fuels continues, the sky is in focus. 2021 has started off with dramatic advances. So who’s making what, where, when, how and who’s buying? In today’s Digest, we’ll look at […]

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