Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF)

Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) enable rural economic development, support domestic energy security, and may significantly reduce carbon emissions within aviation. These fuels will play a critical role, alongside new aviation technologies and more efficient operations, in meeting the industry supported goal of net-zero emissions for the aviation sector by 2050. Drop-in SAF can be used in today’s aircraft fleet without any changes or modifications to the fuel-handling infrastructure and are produced from a variety of feedstocks including biomass, residues, wastes, and gaseous sources of carbon. 

The FAA is at the forefront of advancing the production and use of SAF not only in the United States, but also around the world. The information below offers details about the FAA’s actions.

Last updated: Monday, March 18, 2024