Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)
Here are the key points about SAF:
1.Source Materials: SAF can be produced from various renewable resources such as waste oils from biological origin, agricultural residues, or even from carbon dioxide and water through a process powered by renewable electricity.
2.Reduction in Carbon Emissions: One of the primary advantages of SAF is its potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional jet fuel. The lifecycle carbon emissions can be up to 80% lower.
3.Compatibility with Existing Aircraft: SAF is designed to be mixed with conventional jet fuel and can be used in existing aircraft engines without any modifications. This “drop-in” feature makes it a practical choice for reducing emissions from the aviation sector.
4.Certification and Standards: For a fuel to be classified as SAF, it must meet the sustainability criteria and the technical specifications set by international standards such as ASTM International.
5.Challenges and Development: While SAF presents a promising route to reduce aviation’s carbon footprint, challenges remain in terms of production capacity, feedstock availability, and cost. Increased investment and supportive policies are needed to scale up production and make SAF a viable option for widespread use in the aviation industry.
About Apsley Farms
Producer of organically certified gardening products
Soil improving mulch, top dressing and liquid plant feed that is produced on-site as a by-product and derived from rye, barley, grass and maize crops. Visit our Shop
Producing green energy since 2012
We are a family-run arable farm and contractor, producing crops for our Biogas plant, generating enough energy to heat 8,500 houses all year round.
Over the years, the Apsley team has built up considerable experience in modern and innovative farming practices, as well as forming partnerships with other farms and the wider farming community. Read more about Apsley Farms’ sustainable farming methods here
Supplier of CO2 Gas
Apsley Farms produces food-grade carbon dioxide as a by-product of the biogas plant.
We also have CO2 testing facilities onsite. Find out more here