BlogsJanuary 15, 2024
Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) - The View from 10,000 feet
WHITEPAPER DOWNLOAD: Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) - The View from 10,000 feet.
Download our latest NexantECA whitepaper on Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF), authored by Steve Slome (Prinipal), Jia Ming Ong (Consultant) and Mathew Morton (Managing Consultant).
"Over the last decade, aviation transport’s growing contribution to anthropogenic climate change has been acknowledged by both the industry and major governments, and ambitious goals have been put in place to cap and then reduce its GHG net emissions to zero by 2050. Unlike road and marine transport, decarbonization of aviation via alternative propulsion options such as electrification or hydrogen is currently highly challenging, particularly for the large, long-range aircraft that account for a significant proportion of the important air passenger and freight transit markets. Accordingly, the main tool for achieving the goal of aviation decarbonization is currently liquid Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). SAF production is poised to grow significantly, supported by governmental measures such as consumption mandates (in the EU) and generous tax credits (in the United States)."
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This report assesses SAF production pathways in terms of their technical, economic, and carbon intensity aspects, in line with increasing pressure to decarbonize—along with a key focus on fuel blends that will allow surpassing the existing blendwalls (a potential barrier to net zero ambitions).
A comprehensive review of the global market for drop-in fuels for aviation – commonly referred to as Sustainable Aviation Fuel or SAF – detailing the major established and emerging pathways to low/zero carbon jet fuel.
Steve Slome, Biorenewable Insights Manager
Jia Ming Ong, Consultant
Mathew Morton, Fuels and Feedstocks Insights Manager
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