What's the Future for SAF? - a roundtable discussion
US-based Future Fuel Strategies organises a round table discussion on sustainable aviation fuels.
Tammy Klein, Principal at Future Fuel Strategies and Philippe Marchand, European Technology and Innovation Platform (ETIP) Bioenergy Steering Committee Member and Senior Biofuels Expert formerly with TOTAL will be moderating the event and bring three experts to the table:
- Sylvain Verdier, Senior Business Strategy Manager, Haldor Topsoe
- Oskar Meijerink, Project Lead, Future Fuels, SkyNRG
- Fred Ghatala, Director of Carbon & Sustainability, Advanced Biofuels Canada
There is massive potential for SAF, but there are also challenges. First, the size of the jet fuel market is large and growing. Global demand is expected to more than double by 2050. SAF production right now is scant. There are concerns about feedstock availability. And the price is much higher than Jet A fuel, which is 20-30% of an airline’s operating costs. Perhaps most challenging, there are not direct policies (yet) supporting the scale up of SAF. Some industry representatives have also expressed concern that the market is skewing toward producing hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO) for the diesel market, in the context of existing road transport renewable regulations.
So, what is it going to take to bring SAF to market? What is the tipping point? What series of events/actions have to happen to make that tipping point happen? These questions and others will be the focus this Q&A discussion roundtable.
To participate (free of charge) please send Tammy Klein an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.