Sustainable Aviation Fuel Innovation Programme

Collaboration is essential to building the UK’s SAF supply chain. Our expert team at Innovate UK KTN can help you find the right connections and resources to help you develop and commercialise your Sustainable Aviation Fuel project.

Helping build the UK’s SAF supply chain

The objective of the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Innovation Programme (SAF IP) is to help build and accelerate the UK SAF industry. This programme will build a network of innovators, publish analysis and reports, help you access finance and investment and empower you with expert technical knowledge through dissemination, working groups and masterclasses.

The SAF IP exists to support the ambitions of the Jet Zero Council to grow the UK SAF industry. Innovate UK KTN is the secretariat for the JZC SAF Delivery Group and works closely with the Department for Transport and industry to define the barriers and opportunities to developing the industry. The SAF IP will complement the work of the JZC SAFDG by delivering technical working groups to inform policy and investment decisions and act as a neutral, impartial partner to connect businesses to customers, innovators, funding and resources.

Achievements

Since April 2022, the SAF team have enabled

NDAs between producers and airlines

4

NDAs between producers and airlines

Airline offtake agreement

1

Airline offtake agreement

Tonnes CO2 savings per 1000Km

38,885

Tonnes CO2 savings per 1000Km

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Sustainable Aviation Fuel Supply Chain Initiative: February 2023

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What the SAF Innovation Programme offers

Engagement

BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMME

Engagement

From accessing the right experts and facilities, to finding customers and collaborative partners, our team of experts can help you develop your SAF project or process.

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Investment

INVESTMENT PROGRAMME

Investment

Find out how Innovate UK KTN can support your search for investment in your Sustainable Aviation Fuel solution, or guide you as an investor interested in decarbonising aviation.

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Collaboration

TECHNICAL WORKING GROUPS

Collaboration

A technical working group will act as a task and finish group by identifying a challenge and clear output. The output can then be published and/or submitted to a key stakeholder to inform decision making.

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Expert sessions

MASTERCLASSES

Expert sessions

A masterclass will be a short session delivered by an expert on a specific topic and focus on the 'How to...' practical elements along the SAF supply chain, from feedstock and how to source it to getting the fuel to an aircraft.

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Publications

Latest SAF Reports & Publications

Developing Sustainable Aviation Fuel

For more information on developing Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) please visit the International Air Transport Association (IATA) trade association's SAF programme for more information and resources.

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Interactive Analysis

Interactive Analysis

This interactive analysis offers insight into the feedstock and technology pathways being utilised, the chemical products and scale of production (TRL) to inform your supply chain development and showcase the UK’s potential in SAF.

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Sustainable Aviation Fuel Supplier Directory

Sustainable Aviation Fuel Supplier Directory

This Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Supplier Directory has been developed by KTN and Jet Zero Council SAF Delivery Group (JZC SAF DG) members to provide a supply of SAF to customers interested in reducing the carbon footprint of their air travel.

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Our Experts

 

 

In partnership with Department for Transport and Sustainable Aviation     

   

Related Events and Recordings

Fri
27
Jan
2023

Power-to-Sustainable Aviation Fuel, technical challenges and opportunities to build a UK supply chain

10.00 - 11.30 | Online

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Tue
7
Feb
2023

Sustainable Aviation Fuel Supply Chain Initiative

10.00 - 16.30 | Leeds

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Event Alerts

To be alerted when a new technical working group or masterclass is being delivered please contact the SAF team.

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