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Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) for Clean Growth

Event details
Thursday, 12 July 2018
9:30 am – 16:30 pm
Join this unique event to network with businesses and researchers from across the supply chain

Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) for Clean Growth is a one-day event to bring together businesses and researchers from across the supply chain: from feedstock, conversion technology, (bio)refining, fuel testing, airframe and engine manufacturers to the airlines.

Delivered by KTN’s Sustainable Aviation Fuel Special Interest Group (SAF SIG), the aim of this one-day event is to broker new connections and provide you with the context as to why the aviation industry needs SAF plus the launch of a new competition, a UK SAF Landscape Map and ‘Cleared for Offtake’ – a new resource to support fuel producers.

To help accelerate your networking experience and enable fruitful business outcomes, we will provide a platform for you to book 1-to-1 meetings prior to the event.

SAF for Clean Growth is timely and presents an opportunity to showcase the aviation sector’s commitment to decarbonisation and alignment to government’s Clean Growth Strategy, Industrial Strategy and imminent Bioeconomy Strategy. The aviation sector’s UN Body, International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), is set to implement a new climate regulation – the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA).  From 2021, the regulations will recognise the use of SAF, opening up a global market for new fuel technologies.

Combined with the amendments to the Department for Transport’s Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) which enable the purchase of credits to produce SAF, the positive sustainability and renewables agenda presents an unprecedented opportunity for the UK to position itself and become a world leader in the production of SAF.

We are offering short presentation slots (2-5 minutes depending on interest) for anyone wanting to pitch their business or research. You can submit your request through the registration site and you will be notified if your request is successful nearer the event.

Draft agenda

09:30: Arrival, registration and refreshments

10:00: Welcome
Michelle Carter, Aerospace & Aviation Manager, KTN

10:15: SAF Landscape and industry need

10:35: Low Carbon Fuels Policy Update
Rachel Solomon Williams, Head of Low Carbon Fuels, Dept. for Transport

10:55: Sustainable Aviation Fuel for Clean Growth Competition Briefing
Michelle Carter, Aerospace & Aviation Manager, KTN
Q&A Panel: Solange Baena, Airbus Operations, Jon Hart, Rolls Royce, Chris Lewis, Chris Lewis Fuels Consultancy Ltd, Trevor Bertrand, British Airways, Richard Mills, Boeing

11:35: Cleared for Offtake
Sam Hartstone, IAG

11:35: Pitches

12:00: Lunch and networking
AND 1 to 1 meetings

13:30: Sustainability of new fuels
Rolf Hogan, Executive Director, Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials

13:45: SAF Projects
British Airways & Velocys: Neville Hargreaves, Director Capital Projects UK, Velocys
British Airways & Green Fuels
Airbus: Solange Baena, Fuel Systems Lead Engineer, Airbus Operations
Shell: Joanna Bauldreay, Aviation Fuels Development Manager, 
Shell Research Ltd
Virgin Atlantic and LanzaTech, Calf Wolf, Vice President Europe, LanzaTech

14:40: SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub
Patricia Thornley, Director, SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub

15:00: Refreshments and networking
AND 1 to 1 meetings

15:45: UK SAF Landscape Tool

15:55: Pitches

16:20: Closing Remarks

16:30: Close

Can’t make it? Join the webinar (13th July) instead