Sustainable Aviation Fuel Innovation Programme

Collaboration is essential to building the UK’s SAF supply chain. Our expert team at Innovate UK Business Connect 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 Business Connect 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.

In partnership with Department for Transport and Sustainable Aviation

 

What the SAF Innovation Programme offers

Business engagement programme

Business engagement programme

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 programme

Investment programme

Find out how Innovate UK Business Connect 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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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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Masterclasses

Masterclasses

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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EVENT

Sustainable Aviation Fuel Supply Chain Initiative

Join us in London for the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Supply Chain Initiative 2024. Bringing together over 500 global players from industry, academia, government, investors and NGOs from across the supply chain.

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Achievements

Since April 2022, the SAF team have enabled

NDAs between producers and airlines

4

NDAs between producers and airlines

Airline offtake agreements

2

Airline offtake agreements

Tonnes of CO2 savings

1.6m

Tonnes of CO2 savings

Developing Sustainable Aviation Fuel

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

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UK SAF Clearing House

The UK SAF Clearing House is a programme funded by the Department for Transport (DfT) that provides cross-industry support for the development, testing, qualification, and production of sustainable aviation fuels.

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Publications

Latest SAF Reports & Publications

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Related News

UK Sustainable Aviation Fuel industry gets £53 million boost

17/11/2023

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).

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Jet Zero Council Member Spotlight: Virgin Atlantic 

26/02/2024

Jet Zero Council Member Spotlight: Virgin Atlantic 

Jet Zero Council Member Virgin Atlantic shares insights from the first ever 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) transatlantic flight by a commercial airline.

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Related Events and Recordings

Thu
18
Apr
2024

Sustainable Aviation Fuel Cafes

10.30 - 11.15 | Online

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Wed
8
May
2024

Sustainable Aviation Fuel Supply Chain Initiative

09.00 - 17.00 | London

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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 Business Connect 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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Jet Zero

Jet Zero

Innovate UK Business Connect is a member of the Jet Zero Council (JZC) – a partnership between industry and government convening ministers and senior stakeholders to deliver zero-emission transatlantic flight within a generation and 10% sustainable aviation fuel in the UK fuel mix by 2030.

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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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