For episode four, Sylvain Verdier from Topsoe discusses what Sustainable Aviation Fuels are and how the aviation sector is facing up to the challenge of growing the level of feedstocks required
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Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAFs) will form the core of the aviation industry’s efforts to decarbonise.
The sector and its supply chains are spending significant resources on developing the production capacity and source of low-carbon feedstocks to produce enough SAFs to meet the mid-century decarbonisation targets.
But with a lack of standardisation and many options available, deciding the best routes to focus on is proving difficult.
In this week’s Energy Enablers, David speaks to Sylvain Verdier, Senior Business Strategy Manager for Strategy & Innovation at Topsoe. They discuss how seriously the aviation sector is tackling the shift to sustainable aviation fuels and what governments must do to help.
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