ICCT Wants HEFA Cap in EU SAF Mandate

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The nonprofit International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) is recommending that Brussels includes a cap on the amount of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) made from used cooking oil (UCO) in its upcoming EU SAF blending mandate in a bid to support the development of other SAF production technologies and overcome UCO feedstock constraints. Without a cap, the ICCT warns that HEFA SAF made from UCO will make up virtually all of the EU’s SAF blending mandate apart from the power-to-liquids (PTL) submandate: “HEFA fuel is the only commercially mature jet fuel pathway and can only be produced with waste oils under ReFuelEU Aviation; it is likely that the entirety of an SAF mandate, outside of a submandate for another kind of SAF, power-to-liquids, would be met with waste oils like UCO,” the ICCT claims.

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