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Sustainable Aviation Fuel Round Up

Posted on 18/12/2018

Latest news for the Sustainable Aviation Fuel supply chain

KTN have pulled together all the latest snippets of information for the SAF community into one place. Find out more details about each below, or if you wish to find out more about further opportunities then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our SAF SIG manager Michelle Carter.

SAF Mission to the USA

SAF SIG has completed a mission to the USA taking five UK SMEs on behalf of Innovate UK. The mission involved attendance at the three-day Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI) Biennial General Meeting in collaboration with the Aviation Sustainability Centre (ASCENT) programme.  Read more.

A national bioeconomy strategy to 2030

The national bioeconomy strategy to 2030 sets out the approach that government, industry & the research community will take to harness the power of bioscience and biotechnology. The role of Sustainable Aviation Fuel is highlighted in a case study: “Virgin Atlantic have been working with LanzaTech to pioneer technology that captures and recycles carbon-rich industrial waste gases from steel mills into jet fuel. October 2018 saw the first commercial flight using this sustainable aviation fuel, which has the potential to achieve over 70% lower carbon emissions compared to conventional fuels. Following a UK government grant through the ‘Future Fuels for Flight and Freight’ competition they are looking to build commercial scale jet fuel plants in Britain.” Read more and download the strategy.

A Beginner’s Guide to Learning about Fuels

The seminar, on the 4th – 5th April 2019 in Germany, is intended for representatives of different industries and academia dealing with liquid fuels in one or the other way and who wish to learn about:

  • the basic principles of manufacturing fuels
  • the implementation of renewable fuel components
  • the role of additives
  • quality control throughout the supply chain
  • a general overview about sustainable aviation fuels

It is being run by Dr. Dietmar Posselt, MD, Aviation Fuel Projects Consulting Verwaltungs GmbH. Read more.

Volunteers wanted for EPSRC study exploring SAF technologies

Share your thoughts and opinions on the UK aviation biofuel sector. Heriot-Watt University School of Social Sciences is looking for volunteers to participate in an interview for a project called Assessing UK Sustainable Aviation Biofuel Production Technologies. Read more.

European Space Agency announce 'Space for Biotechnology' funding call

Firms can apply for up to €200k from ESA to develop biotechnology services that can benefit from using space-based data or capabilities. This opportunity enables companies to carry out feasibility studies and assess economic viability of applications across a range of themes, including Biofuel production / Sustainable Aviation Fuel. Read more.

Have you tried the new SAF Landscape Map?

Landscape maps are designed to provide a visual representation of the UK sector innovation landscape and allow users to easily and quickly source data within an otherwise complex and confusing eco-system. The SAF map give a representation of the UK current capabilities and activities which help identify and drive opportunities in innovation. Explore the landscape map here.