Aviation and fuel sectors respond favourably to major EU policy initiative to boost SAF

May 01, 2020

The European Commission has received a largely enthusiastic response to its new roadmap initiative, ReFuelEU Aviation, aimed at boosting the supply and demand for sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) in the EU. Policy options under consideration include a blending mandate to impose a minimum share of SAF, a revision of the multiplier under the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive, a central auctioning mechanism and a funding mechanism to encourage deployment and uptake of SAF. The Commission’s transport directorate (DG MOVE) has carried out an initial impact assessment (IIA) under the roadmap, which received over 120 responses from airline and aviation groups, oil and SAF producers, NGOs and government agencies.

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