The Expected Global Rise of Sustainable Aviation Fuels


As global warming becomes a more familiar and concerning reality in day to day life, the introduction of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) is encouraging governments internationally to introduce mandates to increasingly combat the carbon footprint of the aviation industry.

Following the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020, industries all over the world have felt the brunt of the global pandemic, none more so than the Aviation industry which is responsible for 12% of carbon emissions. 

Whilst considerably more expensive than ATF, sustainable aviation fuels will become more readily available at airports across the world and will push towards targets set out by governing bodies such as the EU in reducing tonnes of carbon (CO2) emissions every year. 

Sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) are typically manufactured from natural waste sources and can cut carbon emissions by more than 50% compared to standard aviation turbine fuel (ATF) due to the water based by-products of the biofuels.

Across the UK we are seeing millions of pounds worth of government investment into the production and manufacturing of SAF which has the added benefit of contributing millions back into the economy through increased jobs and global sales distribution. 

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