UK govt to fund 5 SAF manufacturing tasks

The UK authorities has introduced £165 million of funding for tasks to provide sustainable aviation gas (SAF) over the subsequent few years.

The 5 tasks, that are based mostly throughout the UK, will obtain cash from the Superior Fuels Fund, which is a part of the federal government’s Jet Zero Technique to decarbonise aviation by 2050.

The websites can have the flexibility to provide greater than 300,000 tonnes of SAF per 12 months as soon as in operation, which is able to scale back CO2 emissions by a mean of 200,000 tonnes yearly. The federal government is aiming to have at the very least 5 industrial SAF crops beneath development within the UK by 2025.

Tasks to obtain funding embrace SAF crops in Teesside, Immingham and Ellesmere Port which is able to convert on a regular basis family and industrial waste, similar to black bin bag waste, into sustainable gas. 

Transport secretary Mark Harper mentioned funding these 5 SAF tasks would assist to “make guilt-free flying a actuality”.

“It’s precisely this sort of innovation that may assist us create 1000’s of inexperienced jobs throughout the nation and slash our carbon emissions,” he added.

Tim Alderslade, CEO of Airways UK, added: “This £165 million of funding – alongside the ten per cent SAF mandate by 2030 reveals the federal government shares our ambition of a home-grown SAF business right here within the UK.”

Rising the provision of SAF is ready to turn out to be a serious subject throughout the aviation and company journey industries. Though international manufacturing of the gas has greater than tripled in 2022, it’s nonetheless solely a tiny fraction of what’s going to be wanted to assist make aviation net-zero by 2050.

Final month, Virgin Atlantic CEO Shai Weiss warned the UK was at risk of “falling behind” different international locations within the manufacturing of SAF.


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