Low Carbon Aviation – Launch of the Canadian Council for Sustainable Aviation Fuels

MONTREAL, February 23, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – Canadian aviation industry leaders join forces to create the Canadian Council for Sustainable Aviation Fuels (C-SAF), whose mission is to accelerate the deployment of aviation fuels (SAF) in Canada ensuring that Canada’s aviation sector remains competitive as it transitions to a net zero future.

Sustainable aviation fuels can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80% and can be used now without significant modifications to aircraft or supply infrastructure. Their use will make it possible to obtain rapid results to achieve carbon neutrality in the sector.

Created by a consortium of 60 airlines operating in Canada and comprised of key stakeholders in the Canadian aviation ecosystem, including suppliers, aerospace manufacturers, airports, finance and academia, the Council will aim to facilitate the production and delivery of affordable, low-cost SAF carbon-emitting and made in Canada. C-SAF will also act as the voice of its members with governments and stakeholders to develop an ambitious strategy and roadmap for a profitable and sustainable SAF market in Canada.

“Decarbonizing Canadian aviation requires collaboration between industry, governments, scientists and airlines. C-SAF provides a space for common dialogue to facilitate the exchange of ideas to reduce GHG emissions from aviation and we firmly believe that with everyone working together, change can happen faster.” , said Geoff TauvetteExecutive Director of C-SAF.

Decarbonizing Canadian Aviation
The aviation sector will be one of the most difficult to decarbonize as electric and hydrogen technologies are in development and will not be readily used for some time in the future. Thus, it is essential to put in place a set of coherent public policies that will promote the establishment of a sustainable value chain of aviation fuels to accelerate their commercialization and widespread use.

“The aviation industry is constantly evolving to ensure a greener future for our planet. With the launch of the Canadian Council for Sustainable Aviation Fuels, from Canada the aviation sector will remain competitive and create jobs for Canadians while reducing pollution. This initiative will contribute to from Canada goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2050 and is a step in the right direction for the aviation industry,” said Minister of Transport, the Honorable Omar Alghabra.

“We want to promote and implement sound public policies to meet aviation’s need for a sustainable,Canada, an affordable supply of aviation fuel. I salute the vision of the players in the sector and thank all our partners who will allow Canada become a leader in the decarbonization of global aviation,” concluded Geoff Tauvette.

In summary

  • C-SAF is a not-for-profit organization that brings together all players in the aerospace chain to facilitate the production and supply of affordable, low-carbon, Canadian-made Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF).
  • Sustainable aviation fuels can reduce life cycle carbon emissions by up to 80% compared to traditional jet fuel.
  • Sustainable aviation fuels are produced from renewable raw materials widely available in Canadasuch as forestry and agricultural residues, industrial fats, oils and greases, municipal solid waste and CO2 captured by industrial processes or the air.
  • Canada has all the ingredients to create an affordable and reliable SAF market: an abundance of renewable raw materials, low-carbon energy sources, climate policies and evolving carbon pricing.
  • Currently, sustainable aviation fuels can cost up to 8 times more than traditional jet fuel and are not produced or imported in significant quantities in Canada.

About C-SAF
The Canadian Council for Sustainable Aviation Fuels (C-SAF) is a not-for-profit organization that aims to accelerate the commercial production and deployment of SAF in Canada by catalysing the ecosystem and value chains, by promoting public policies, strategies and a roadmap, by acting as a neutral and balanced technical expert, and by serving as the voice of its members with government stakeholders and non-governmental on FAS issues.

C-SAF was created by a consortium of 60 domestic, international and cargo airlines operating in Canada which own and operate aviation fuel storage and distribution facilities at 11 major airports across Canada. C-SAF is comprised of approximately 100 members who represent key industry leaders who are committed to advancing the production and use of SAF in Canada.


SOURCE Canadian Council for Sustainable Aviation Fuels

For further information: Frédérique Lorrain, TACT, Cell: 450 702-0339, [email protected]

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