Tag: SAF

SAF industry needs to upscale 1,600 times to meet net zero targets

The sustainable aviation fuel industry would have to increase by 1,600 times its current size to meet the aviation sector's 2050 net zero carbon emissions target, according to one UK-based SAF producer. James Hygate, founder and CEO of Firefly, which makes SAF from sewage, claimed that for the in...

Infinium receives $75m to convert waste carbon dioxide into SAF

Electrofuels producer Infinium has received $75m in funding to convert waste carbon dioxide and renewable power into SAF and other low-carbon fuels. It comes in the form of a project equity investment from Breakthrough Energy Catalyst, and will be used to "realise" Infinium's Project Roadrunner w...

Virgin Atlantic makes first transatlantic flight with sustainable fuel

Virgin Atlantic's highly anticipated transatlantic flight running on "100 per cent" sustainable aviation fuel is set to take off today. The "historic" flight, dubbed Flight100, taking off from London Heathrow this morning and landing later today at New York JFK, has been hailed as an industry fir...

UK scales up net zero flying commitments

The UK government says it has helped lead the aviation industry to an agreement to reduce emissions from aviation fuel by 5 per cent by 2030. It says the UK continues to be a leader in the transition towards cleaner flying and that the agreement, made at ICAO's third Conference on Aviation Altern...

ICAO delivers global framework to implement clean energy transition

During the third ICAO Conference on Aviation and Alternative Fuels, the international aviation sector has taken a giant leap to accelerate decarbonisation. By the adoption of a new global framework for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and other clean energies, ICAO and its member states have agree...

UK regulator launches hydrogen project to ‘explore potential’ of alternative fuel

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has launched a challenge for the aviation industry to help leverage the potential of hydrogen as a zero carbon emissions aviation fuel. As hydrogen as an aviation fuel is at an early stage of development, the regulator says the sector does not yet have a comprehens...

UK government announces £53m funding for SAF industry

The UK government has announced £53 million in funding to boost the UK's sustainable aviation fuel industry. From utilising forest waste to transforming power to liquid fuel, nine "pioneering" projects helping to create a "brighter, cleaner future" have been awarded a share of funding in the lat...

Airbus welcomed to EU’s ALIGHT sustainable aviation programme

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has become a new dedicated partner in ALIGHT, the EU's sustainable airport project. Airbus has a unique expertise and will have a significant impact on the work in ALIGHT towards sustainable aviation, and a vast experience within the field of smart usage of s...

Virgin Atlantic to make 100% sustainable aviation fuel flight

Virgin Atlantic to make 100% sustainable aviation fuel flight

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has issued Virgin Atlantic with a permit to fly a world-first transatlantic 100 per cent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) flight. Virgin Atlantic plans to fly across the Atlantic from London Heathrow to New York JFK on 28 November 2023 to test and showcase the feasi...

UK: Farnborough Airport sells millionth litre of SAF

UK: Farnborough Airport sells millionth litre of SAF

Farnborough Airport today announced the sale of its millionth litre of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), which it says highlights its aim to be a sustainability showcase for airports around the world. Having begun to offer SAF to all its customers in 2021, Farnborough Airport has become one of the l...

Ireland could have €2.55b SAF industry by 2050, report says

Ireland could have €2.55b SAF industry by 2050, report says

A new report claims that Ireland could have a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) industry with a €2.55b revenue by 2050. The study, produced by SkyNRG and SFS Ireland, in a partnership supported by Avolon, Boeing and ORIX Aviation, was launched today by the Irish minister for enterprise, trade and...

Emirates and Shell Aviation sign agreement for SAF supply at airline’s Dubai International (DXB) hub

Emirates has today announced an agreement with Shell Aviation for the supply of over 300,000 gallons of blended SAF for use at the airline’s international hub in Dubai (DXB). The first SAF delivery under the agreement is expected to commence before the end of the year, making it the first time ...

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70% of fuels at airports must be sustainable by 2050, rules EU

EU lawmakers yesterday approved new rules requiring airlines to use more sustainable aviation fuel across the bloc in a bid to reach the aviation industry's green goals. With the global aviation industry aiming to be carbon neutral, or net-zero, by the year 2050, the European Union has introduced...

UK government announces support for sustainable aviation fuel

The UK government has announced its support for the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). It yesterday committed to introducing a revenue certainty scheme to support SAF production in the UK and boost its uptake, in a bid to give producers greater assurance about earnings from the fuel t...

Boeing Doubles Sustainable Aviation Fuel Purchase for Commercial Operations

Boeing has agreements to purchase 5.6 million gallons (21.2 million liters) of blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced by Neste, the world's leading SAF producer, to support its U.S. commercial operations through 2023. These agreements more than double the company's SAF procurement from...

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