Boeing Forms UK SAF Development Organization

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Boeing has become a founding member of a UK organization that will help develop and bring sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to market.

The University of Sheffield’s Energy Innovation Center (EIC) will help test and certify new SAF, while the Translational Energy Research Center (TERC) will contain pilot-scale production facilities suitable for investigating different methods of producing SAF.

The new partnership was announced July 18, the opening day of the Farnborough Airshow.

“In order for the aviation industry to meet its net zero carbon emissions commitment by 2050 it will take all of us collaborating and investing in scientific research and testing,” Boeing VP global sustainability policy and partnerships Brian Moran said. 

The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s energy innovation program is providing £7 million ($8.4 million) of government funding for the EIC.

Karen Walker

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