Reducing Emissions with SAJF - Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuels


The future of BizAv starts with SAJF

They’re safe, reliable and business aviation is ready to use them! At Fuelling the Future, an EU Sustainable Energy Week Day held at TAG Farnborough Airport, a coalition of associations and industry sponsors recently joined forces to flaunt the propulsion power of sustainable alternative jet fuels (SAJF) and the readiness of the business aviation industry to adopt this important technology.

What exactly are SAJF?

As their name suggests, SAJF are an innovative, emissions-reducing alternative to current petroleum-based fuels, with many based on feedstocks like cooking oil, plant oils, municipal solid tase, waste gases, sugars, purpose-grown biomass, and some crops and agricultural residues. Because of their makeup, using SAJF means significant reductions in carbon lifecycle emissions compared to fossil fuels (even when you consider the entire SAJF production process).

Why use them?

SAJF are a safe choice both in the air (check out this demo flight!) and on the ground.

SAJF are reliable. Naturally, some are apprehensive with it comes to performance power, but SAJF are the real deal.

This January, they were used on a cross-country flight totalling just under 5 hours, and 21 aircraft from 9 different manufacturers flew to Geneva for EBACE from around Europe and the US using SAJF. For manufacturers, adopting SAJF is no issue – they can be blended with current fuels to be a drop-in option, meaning engines and/or aircraft don’t have to be redesigned to use them. A win-win for everyone.

SAJF are future-proof. With continued use, SAJF could also provide improved efficiency by reducing operating costs and extending flight-range capabilities.

SAJF are the better choice for the people: their use reduces particulate matter in the air and a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions on a daily basis

The Next Steps

SAJF will have a positive impact on business aviation – Fuelling the Future proved this. Increasing the uptake of SAJF is important, and they now have a strong case after the latest demo flights to Geneva.

To move forward and build on this momentum, the industry must advise, inform and educate on the use of SAJF and enact dedicated regulation and fiscal incentives so that supply can meet current demand. As more users, regulators, companies and their employees learn about the benefits of using SAJF, the industry can collectively work towards meeting – and surpassing – BizAv’s environmental goals.

Get Involved!

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