DfT consultation on mandate for very high SAF use by…

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DfT consultation on mandate for very high SAF use by UK aviation in coming years
2021-08-02 08:07:00
The government put out its “Jet Zero” consultation on 16th July (runs to 8th September) including aspirations for the industry to use a great deal of “sustainable aviation fuels” (SAF) in the attempt to keep everyone flying, but with lower carbon emissions. Now it has produced its consultation on mandating (instructing, ordering) the use of SAF in future for the sector (runs to 19th September). While the Climate Change Committee, in their advice to government in December 2020, said the most realistic estimate for SAF would be 5-10% by 2050, or at the most optimistic 25%, and with “just over two-thirds of this coming from biofuels and the remainder from carbon-neutral synthetic jet fuel …”  Now the SAF mandate consultation is considering “a number of potential SAF uptake scenarios, up to 10% SAF by 2030 and up to 75% SAF by 2050.”  They are considering the fossil fuel baseline lifecycle GHG emissions intensity, by which to compare SAF for CO2 savings, as 89 gCO2e/MJ. An eligible new fuel would need to have CO2 savings of at least 60% compared to 89 gCO2e/MJ. They are considering the use of nuclear generated electricity as a way to make eligible SAF. And “feedstocks, including residues, should not be obtained from land with high biodiversity value or land with high carbon stocks in or after January 2008.” .Tweet   DfT consultation Mandating the use of sustainable aviation fuels in the UK From:  Department for Transport Published  23 July 2021 Summary Proposes a UK sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) mandate requiring jet fuel suppliers to blend an increasing proportion of SAF into aviation fuel from 2025 This consultation closes at  11:45pm on 19 September 2021 Consultation description Proposes the introduction of an obligation on fuel suppliers to reduce the carbon footprint of jet fuel used in the UK, to be achieved through greater use of sustainable aviation fuels. We are seeking comments on the: need for a SAF mandate high-level ambition and design of the proposed SAF mandate fuel eligibility criteria interactions between SAF and other domestic and international policy compliance, reporting and verification principles that will steer the creation of the scheme Sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) mandate consultation on reducing the greenhouse gas emissions of aviation fuels in the UK PDF, 1.49MB, 78 pages https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1005382/sustainable-aviation-fuels-mandate-consultation-on-reducing-the-greenhouse-gas-emissions-of-aviation-fuels-in-the-uk.pdf See Page 41 of the document for a better version of this graph and more numbers AW Note: The consultation does not actually mention the volume, number of tonnes of jet fuel, that it considers could be produced in due course.  If the total demand for air travel is much reduced by 2050, it is easier to have a high % of SAF – out of a small overall total – than if the total demand is huge. . A few extracts from the document: Aim of a UK SAF blending mandate and this consultation 6. As announced in the Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan in November 2020, the Government would like to introduce a UK SAF blending mandate. A long-term obligation can generate demand for SAF, provide an incentive to SAF producers (in the form of a tradable credit) and signal to investors the vital role the Government believes the technology will play in the UK. 7. This consultation seeks views on the high-level ambition and design of the proposed SAF mandate, the eligibility criteria SAF will need to meet, the interactions between SAF and other domestic and international policy and the compliance, reporting and verification principles that will steer the subsequent development of the proposed scheme. 8. This consultation also welcome vi

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