Sustainable Aviation Fuels program taking flight at Climate Solutions
From policies to processing plants, feedstocks to federal investment, our new Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) effort aims to connect the dots, and develop a full Northwest aviation biofuels supply chain.
By Paul Andersson
The Northwest, where modern commercial aviation was born, is leading the creation of a new industry to sustainably fuel the next generation of flight.
Just over a year ago, the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Northwest (SAFN) report outlined the nation’s first flight path to develop renewable fuels. This regional stakeholder process was facilitated by Climate Solutions, and convened by industry leaders including as Boeing. Alaska Airlines, the region’s leading airports and Washington State University. The group concluded that the Northwest is ideally positioned to pioneer creation of this industry.
Now Climate Solutions is taking the next steps to realize the vision. From supporting good policies to building networks, from feedstocks to federal investment, our new Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) effort aims to connect the dots, and develop a full Northwest aviation biofuels supply chain.
What we want to know is—are you in? Please join us as we launch the critical early stages of laying the infrastructure, preparing the policies, and priming the pumps. Add your name to our SAF mailing list now to stay informed, take action, and add your support to this effort. You’ll be joining industry leaders who actively represent key components of the supply chain, including the aerospace industry, airlines, airports, agriculture, forestry and waste managers, biofuels producers, and consultants and advisors to these industries.
With Climate Solutions new Sustainable Aviation Fuels program, we intend to:
- Build support for strong policy
- Increase networks for sharing information on new developments and opportunities
- Foster communications, and
- Support specific projects that will build supply chains for
The bottom line is that the region has strong companies in
all relevant sectors, concentrated demand at airports which want to deliver
sustainable fuels, leading research and development expertise, and significant
biomass resources. The regional
stakeholder process led the nation by
mapping a flight path to build a regional sustainable fuels industry. The
Northwest is lined up first on the runway, ready to take off. We need your
Take flight with us as we embark on this opportunity-filled journey. Add your name to the SAF mailing list and help us leverage your support.
If you have any questions about our new program, please contact SAF Program Associate Paul Andersson.