Adopting SAF in drive to decarbonise

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As more countries and governments commit to achieving net-zero targets, and with annual air travel passenger numbers on a rapid rise, the aviation industry is under escalating pressure to substantially reduce its carbon footprint.
Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is the most viable and impactful solution for aviation decarbonisation up to 2050.
The UK Government has recognised the importance of SAF in decarbonising the sector by pledging to have 10% of its aviation fuel mix consisting of SAF by 2030 and 75% by 2050. The European RefuelEu mandate has prescribed that 6% of 2030 jet fuel consumption should come from SAF, of which, 1.2% should be PtL and 70% of jet fuel consumption in 2050 should come from SAF of which 35% should be PtL.
However, there are still not enough facilities producing SAF to meet these targets.
The facilities that do produce SAF current rely on first-generation feedstocks, such as waste oils and fats, which are limited in supply.
To expedite the broader adoption of SAF and reduce the climate impact of air travel, it is imperative to leverage all available technology routes and unlock a wider range of feedstocks....

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