A new council that aims to accelerate the deployment of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) in Canada to support the sector’s transition to a net zero future has been launched.
The Canadian Council for Sustainable Aviation Fuels (C-SAF) has been created by a consortium of 60 airlines operating in Canada and consists of key stakeholders in the Canadian aviation sector including suppliers, aerospace manufacturers, airports, finance and academia.
The Council aims to facilitate the production and supply of affordable, low carbon, made-in-Canada SAF and act as the voice of its members with governments and stakeholders to develop an ambitious strategy and roadmap for a profitable SAF market in Canada.
Geoff Tauvette, Executive Director of the C-SAF said: “Decarbonising Canadian aviation requires collaboration between industry, governments, scientists and airlines. The C-SAF provides a space for a common dialogue to facilitate the exchange of ideas to reduce GHG emissions from aviation and we strongly believe that with everyone working together, change can happen faster.”
SAFs can reduce carbon emissions by up to 80% compared to traditional jet fuel and can now be used without significant modifications to aircraft and supply infrastructure.
Transport Minister Omar Alghabra added: “The aviation industry is in constant evolution to ensure a greener future for our planet. With the launch of the Canadian Council for Sustainable Aviation Fuels, Canada’s aviation sector will remain competitive and will create jobs for Canadians while reducing pollution.
“This initiative will help in Canada’s goal in achieving net zero emissions by 2050 and is a step in the right direction for the aviation industry.”