Multi-million dollar funding for American aviation net-zero goals
The application window is now open for $245 million (€231million) in sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) infrastructure projects and $47 million (€44 million) in low-emission aviation technology projects.
The funding comes from the Inflation Reduction Act—the largest climate investment in history — which has invested billions of dollars to reduce the nation’s carbon emissions and help aviation reach net-zero by 2050.
“We have a need for speed in this race, and thanks to President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, we have more resources than ever before to accelerate this critical work,” said Laurence Wildgoose, FAA assistant administrator for policy, international affairs and environment.
“We look forward to receiving applications that can help accelerate the use of high-integrity SAF and the development of powerful low-emission aviation technologies.”
The new Fueling Aviation’s Sustainable Transition (FAST)- SAF grants will focus on producing, transporting and blending sustainable aviation fuel. These projects will build up regional SAF supply chains and increase SAF use.
FAST-Tech funds will accelerate aviation technology projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve aircraft fuel efficiency and increase the usage of sustainable aviation fuel. Eligible entities for the programme are broad.
They include airports, air carriers, universities, aviation and aerospace companies, state and local governments and nonprofit organisations.