SAF News Round Up – July/August 2021
We hope you’re enjoying this time of summer. There is a lot happening behind the scenes in the sustainable aviation fuel business, and we’re right in it. We hope to share some substantial news with you soon!
There is other work around SAF that’s going on behind the scenes that is showing fruit. We’re starting to see some that work by SAF producers, investors, media outlets and SAF companies come to light.
Here are some stories and links below that show that SAF is headed on an upward trajectory.
Learn about Sustainable Aviation Fuel
First published at Bloomberg.com and later at The Washington Post, sustainable aviation fuel was the focus of a Q and A article titled “Want to End Flying Shame? Meet Sustainable Jet Fuel“. This article informs readers about SAF, how it is used and how much carbon it can cut. It’s a useful read if you’re still trying to understand the benefits of sustainable aviation fuel.
Here’s a helpful link to the IATA Developing Sustainable Aviation Fuel page for more information.
Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels in “The SAF Bet” Article
Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels was noted as a SAF industry participant in the Pacific Northwest in a recent article titled “The SAF Bet” published by the Puget Sound Business Journal.
It follows up on a lot of the SAF moves happening since the state passed its clean air bill earlier in the year. The article notes:
“The passage of a lower carbon-fuels standard bill in Washington state, coupled with federal initiatives, aims to bolster production and use of biofuels. Backers say this will generate hundreds of millions of dollars in new investments and what Sea-Tac Airport dubs “green-collar jobs.”
Fulcrum BioEnergy Completes Construction of its Nevada SAF Fuel Plant
Congratulations to Fulcrum BioEnergy. The SAF Producer company recently announced that it has completed construction of its Sierra BioFuels Plant, located east of Reno, NV. Fulcrum calls its plant “the world’s first garbage to zero-carbon transportation fuels plant.” The plant will convert 175,000 tons of prepared municipal solid waste (MSW) into approximately 11 million gallons of zero-carbon syncrude annually, which will then be upgraded to transportation fuels such as sustainable aviation fuel, renewable diesel, and renewable gasoline. Production is expected to start later this year.
We are happy for the Developers and Corporate Partners of Fulcrum. The Industry desperately needs “Wins” and to reach this stage in their development is a great accomplishment.
2020 Biofuels Production
According to updated charts from BP, biofuels production fell 6% globally in 2020 (113,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day or boe/d). That’s an understandable decrease caused by pandemic difficulties in the past 18 months.
Click here to see more of the charts for 2020 Biofuels production.
At Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels, LLC, we believe that the future of aviation will be powered by sustainable aviation fuel. As we continue to talk to investors to work with us, it is only a matter of time before we begin production for our SAF project.
David P. Smoot
David Smoot has an extensive background in Project Development, including the Financing and Technology Integration for those Projects. Mr. Smoot also held positions of upper management with leading companies in the Computer Software and Hardware industries, including the Financing and Leasing industries specifically related to those industries prior to moving into the renewable energy industry which morphed into renewable fuels. Smoot has created a turnkey solution model not yet seen in the industry.