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First European Business Aviation SAF Summit

February 16, 2021 — The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) has announced its first ever sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) summit. This event will be held on April 20th beginning at 8:00 AM EST. The summit will focus on the EBAA’s commitment to SAF and addressing the industry barriers that hinder the availability of SAF. The EBAA also hopes to encourage the acceptance of SAF for wider commercial use, and the importance of book and claim system for SAF users until SAF is more widely available. This summit will be held in a panel format with panelists from several notable organizations in the aviation industry.

More information on attending this event can be found here.

Qantas and bp Partner with Shared Net-Zero Goals

February 16, 2021 — Qantas and bp have announced a collaborative partnership on projects regarding advanced sustainable fuels, renewable power, and carbon management. Their main goal is to work together on opportunities to reduce carbon emissions and continue development of Australia’s sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) industry. bp’s global capabilities and skills paired with Qantas’ sustainability and environmental strategy, including to be net carbon neutral by 2050, will help the duo identify opportunities and project areas to further their advocacy of SAF and de-carbonization in the aviation sector.

Read bp’s press release here.

NetJets, WasteFuel, and Prime Infra to Build SAF Plant in Manila

February 5, 2021 — NetJets, a large private jet company, has invested in WasteFuel, a next generation waste-to-fuel company that transforms landfill waste into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). NetJets, WasteFuel and Prime Infa, which is a leading infrastructure developer, are in the beginning stages of developing a plant in Manila, Philippines. The plant is expected to be operational in 2025 and when at full capacity, it is anticipated that the biorefinery will convert 1 million tons of municipal waste into 30 million gallons of SAF annually. WasteFuel states that the fuels they produce will burn with an 80% reduction in carbon compared to fossil fuels.

More information about this can be found here.

New Sustainable Aviation Fuel Program Launched by Air France and KLM

February 5, 2021 — Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines are launching a new sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) plan that will be targeted towards corporate customers. The idea is to estimate CO2 emissions from a client’s travel, and calculate how much they want to contribute to the Corporate SAF program to offset those emissions. All contributions will be used to utilize SAF in support of the growing SAF industry. The goal is to increase eco-responsible air travel. By investing in this program, companies will be able to reduce CO2 emissions and contribute to the SAF initiative.

More information can be found here.

Gevo Announces Net-Zero 1 Project

February 4, 2021 — Gevo has announced Net-Zero Projects for the production of energy dense liquid hydrocarbons. This production will use renewable energy and Gevo’s proprietary technology. The goal of the Net-Zero Project is to convert renewable energy from a wide-range of sources into energy dense liquid hydrocarbons. These hydrocarbons have the potential to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across the lifecycle when used in traditional engines. Net-Zero 1, the first project, will be constructed in Lake Preston, South Dakota, and is expected to have a hydrocarbon capacity of 45MGPY for gasoline and jet fuel. The Net-Zero 1 project is projected to produce more than 350,000,000 pounds per year of high protein feed products for use in the food chain, and produce enough renewable natural gas to be self-sufficient for production needs.

To read more about the expected benefits of Net-Zero 1 for SAF read this.

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