UK Sustainable Aviation Fuel industry gets £53 million boost

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced the winners of their £53 million Advanced Fuel Fund aimed at boosting the UK’s sustainable aviation fuel industry (SAF).

Posted on: 17/11/2023

The nine projects will deliver a 2.7 million tonne CO2 saving and boost UK production of SAF to 810,000 tonnes. The projects will utilise sustainable waste feedstocks such as household waste and industrial gases and include pyrolysis, Fischer-Tropsch and five power-to-liquids processes.

UK Government is committed to delivering a SAF mandate requiring at least 10% of UK jet fuel to come from sustainable feedstocks by 2030. Innovate UK KTN is playing a key role in enabling that target to be reached through our Sustainable Aviation Fuel Innovation Programme (SAF IP). Already, the SAF IP team have enabled British Airways to be the first airline in the world to fly on UK produced SAF. Plus, Wizz Air will be the first European airline to fly on UK produced SAF.

If you would like to hear more about the projects being funded by DfT, then join us in London in May for Sustainable Aviation Fuel Supply Chain Initiative, a two-day conference to bring together the whole supply chain.

Alternatively, join us on online for our SAF Cafes, a series of webinars showcasing UK expertise in SAF.

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