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News 05 May 2023

SUPEERA Policy Brief analyses R&I needs for a competitive, sustainable EU aviation fuels market

The latest SUPEERA Policy Brief focuses on the Commission’s Proposal for a Regulation on ensuring a level playing field for sustainable air transport (ReFuelEU), aiming to create a competitive and fair aviation fuels market in the EU.

The document analyses various aspects of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAFs), including feedstock availability, production costs, sustainability, and the policy framework, which are crucial for promoting their uptake and decarbonising the aviation sector.

The document emphasises that progress in these areas necessitates a firm funding commitment to R&I, as most production technologies are not yet commercially available. Research efforts will have to focus on, among others, diversifying feedstock, increasing process efficiency and reducing production costs. All these elements will be key to developing a sustainable European SAF production industry.

Read the policy brief here.