Airbus has become a strategic partner with DG Fuels (DGF), an emerging leader in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to promote sustainable aviation fuel production.
“Sustainable aviation fuels will play an important role in building the aviation decarbonization map. We are committed to supporting all efforts to make it available worldwide.” says Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury. “The collaboration with DG Fuels supports the emergence of a new technological path that enables the production of SAF from a wider range of wastes and residues sources, first in the US with the potential for large-scale production of all”.
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 454 million liters of SAF per year on average, saving approximately 1.5 million tons of CO2 emissions per year from 2026. with Airbus,” commented Michael Darcy, President and CEO of DG Fuels, “and we look forward to working together on facilitating the initial installation of SAF in Louisiana and subsequent expansion to many locations in the United States and beyond.”
The partnership with Airbus supports DG Fuels’ goal of starting the engagement process and reaching the final investment decision (FID) to build DG Fuels’ first SAF plant in the United States. The decision is expected in early 2024. In this context, Airbus and DGF 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, whose goal is to reduce costs, improve sustainability and expand domestic production of SAF. This national program aims to produce 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 jet fuel. 2030 and 100% of planned aviation emissions. fuel consumption in 2050.