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Vertimass technology can produce sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs) at a significant cost advantage relative to the sustainable fuel competition, while also helping to mitigate climate change. With the completion of its current demonstration operations, Vertimass technology is now ready for commercialization.
What is Sustainable Aviation Fuel (“SAF”)?
Sustainable aviation fuel (“SAF”) is a liquid fuel currently used in commercial aviation which reduces CO2 emissions by up to 80%. It can be produced from a number of sources (feedstock) including waste oil and fats, green and municipal waste and non-food crops.
It can also be produced synthetically via a process that captures carbon directly from the air. It is ‘sustainable’ because the raw feedstock does not compete with food crops or water supplies, or is responsible for forest degradation. Whereas fossil fuels add to the overall level of CO2 by emitting carbon that had been previously locked away, sustainable aviation fuel (“SAF”) recycles the CO2 which has been absorbed by the biomass used in the feedstock during the course of its life.
Seven biofuel production pathways are certified to produce sustainable aviation fuel (“SAF”), which perform at operationally equivalent levels to Jet A1 fuel. By design, these SAFs are drop-in solutions, which can be directly blended into existing fuel infrastructure at airports and are fully compatible with modern aircraft.
Source: The International Air Transport Association IATA.org.