Sustainable Aviation Fuels: An introductory guide for the Americas and European region

Sustainable Aviation Fuels: An introductory guide for the Americas and European region

A strategic and practical introduction for airlines, airports, policymakers and investors.

This webinar is for airlines and stakeholders in the Americas and European region with little or no experience using SAFs.

Sustainable Aviation Fuels have a critical role to play in the decarbonization of aviation in coming decades, owing to their significantly lower lifecycle impact on global warming than conventional jet fuel. But many airlines don’t know where to start or are facing internal challenges owing to myths and outdated perceptions.

Armed with a better understanding the different sources of value that SAFs offer, including the value intrinsic to the fuel, carbon reduction, and various supporting regulations, airlines should be able to commit to offtake agreements close to parity with conventional fuels.

By gradually increasing the offtake commitments, we hope to see the cost differential between SAFs and conventional fuels decrease to the point that the aviation industry can achieve a much higher uptake, and make a crucial step towards a more sustainable industry.

Experts from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG), and ICF discuss:

  • The different sources of value that SAFs offer.
  • How we can demonstrate that SAFs are safe and feasible to use.
  • Why the "value add" of SAFs minimizes the premium cost compared to conventional fuels.
  • How interested parties can connect with the right experts across IATA, ATAG, and ICF for help getting started on the SAF pathway.
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Maximizing value

In the next ondemand webinar we share how airlines and investors can maximize value from SAFs.

Armed with a better understanding of the properties of SAFs, including the advantages and risks associated with each certified pathway, the financing methods available, the various supporting regulations, and the implications of potential future policy changes, airlines and investors should be better prepared to increase SAF usage and/or investment.

Meet the author
  1. Alastair Blanshard, Director, Sustainable Aviation

    Alastair leads the sustainable aviation team at ICF, supporting companies and governments across the global industry to reduce the environmental impact from aviation.  View bio