Courtesy of the National Business Aviation Association
Industry pushing for policy changes that will scale SAF supplies to increase availability and use, lower emissions
Business aviation committed to cutting greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft in 2009, and the industry has been working to achieve carbon neutral growth this decade and net-zero emissions by 2050. Key to meeting these ambitious goals: much greater production, availability and use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), which can reduce lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions as much as 80 percent.
The SAF Coalition is urging the U.S. to make several policy changes to scale SAF production to make it more accessible. This includes:
- Passing the Sustainable Skies Act, which includes a tax credit to spur SAF development. Legislation in the U.S. House and Senate (H.R. 3440, S. 2263) would establish a long-term blender’s tax credit providing between $1.50 to $2.00 per gallon for fuels that achieve a 100% GHG emissions reduction.
- Joining others in the industry, including commercial airlines and other associations, in urging the White House to clear regulatory roadblocks hindering the scale-up of SAF production. Business aviation believes the administration should act now to foster cleaner, more sustainable, and more secure domestic energy sources for aviation.
- Supporting the administration’s SAF Grand Challenge, which aims to raise SAF production to 3 billion gallons annually by 2030, creating tens of thousands of jobs and enabling the U.S. to retain its position as the world leader in this emerging market.
Working together, the public and private sectors can plan important roles in reducing GHG emissions from aircraft. To make a more sustainable aviation future a reality, the SAF Coalition will continue to engage stakeholders and policymakers to support the scale up and use of SAF.