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Airbus is investing to build SAF in the United States

Airbus has become a strategic partner of DG Fuels, LLC, an emerging leader in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

“Sustainable aviation fuels have an important role to play in the development of the decarbonization map of aviation. We are committed to supporting all efforts that help to use them on a global scale. The partnership with DG Fuels supports the emergence of a new technological pathway that enables the production of SAF from a wider range of waste and residual sources, first in the US with the potential for large-scale production worldwide”, mentioned by Guillaume Faury, General Director of Airbus.

DGF’s fuel production system is entirely based on cellulosic waste, such as wood waste from the logging industry, and renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar.

The DGF plant aims to have an initial production capacity of 120 million US gallons (454 million liters) of SAF per year on average, saving approximately 1.5 million tons of CO2 emissions per year starting in 2026.

“The DGF team is excited to finalize this SAF partnership with Airbus, and we look forward to working together to facilitate the initial deployment of SAF in Louisiana and subsequent expansion to more locations in the United States and beyond,” said Michael Darcy, President and CEO of DG Fuels.

The partnership with Airbus supports DG Fuels’ goal to begin the engagement process and reach the final investment decision (FID) on the construction of DG Fuels’ first SAF plant in the United States. The decision is expected in early 2024. In this context, Airbus and DGF have agreed that a part of the production of the first plant will benefit Airbus customers.

This project is in line with the SAF Grand Challenge sponsored by the US government, which aims to reduce costs, improve sustainability and expand local production of SAF. This national program aims to produce 3 billion US gallons (11.3 billion liters) of sustainable domestic aviation fuel per year, achieving at least a 50% reduction in life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions compared to conventional fuel. by 2030 and 100% of the expected aviation emissions. fuel consumption (or 35 billion US gallons of annual production) by the year 2050.

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