The Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) space is evolving rapidly with many technologies and players, but there are still barriers to overcome. A SAF funding competition comprising mechanisms tailored to the needs of the industry could help attract early stage SAF plants to the UK benefiting both a sustainable aviation industry and the UK economy. Renewable fuels of biological (i.e. biofuels) and non-biological origin (i.e. e-fuels), as well as recycled carbon fuels, will be an important part of the overall decarbonisation of transport.
Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) can play a significant role in the UK’s net zero aspirations, with UK domestic production potentially achieving 3.6m tonnes CO2 savings annually by 2038. The growth of a UK SAF industry could generate up to £3 billion in GVA per annum and 20,200 jobs by 2038, with these benefits spread across the UK.
The Bioenergy for Sustainable local energy services and Energy Access in Africa (BSEAA) programme, a constituent programme of the UK Department for International Development’s (DFID) Transforming Energy Access (TEA) programme is holding a webinar on “Key trends in commercial bioenergy development in Sub-Saharan Africa” to be held on 27th of May, 2020 from 11.00 am– 12 pm (BST). E4tech, as part of the wider BSEAA2 team, has taken the lead in identifying and assessing viable business models that could accelerate bioenergy deployment.
E4tech director Dr Ausilio Bauen will be joining a panel at Energy from Waste 2020 on Thursday 5 March – an event bringing together policy makers, investors, technical experts, and innovators driving change and growth in waste to energy internationally – where he will discuss the drivers and prospects of transport fuel production from waste. Do speak to Ausilio at the event or contact us if you have questions on the topic.
Global advanced biofuel capacity is low, and substantial scale-up is needed in order to meet EU climate targets, according to a recent study by E4tech for the European Commission.