Airbus partners with DG Fuels for the production of SAF based on cellulosic residues

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Airbus associates with DG Fuels (DGF) to promote production sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from cellulose waste and residuesin the USA.

DGF’s fuel production system relies entirely on cellulosic waste, such as wood waste from the forestry industry, and renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power. DGF’s first plant, built with financial support from Airbus, targets an initial production capacity of 120 million US gallons (454 million liters) of SAF per year on average, which could enablesave around 1.5 million tonnes of CO2 emissions per year from 2026. Part of the production from the first factory will benefit Airbus customers.

This project is part of the U.S. government-supported SAF Grand Challenge, which aims to reduce costs, improve sustainability, and increase domestic production of SAF. This national program aims to produce 3 billion US gallons (11.3 billion liters) of sustainable domestic aviation fuel per year, enabling at least a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. on the life cycle compared to conventional fuel by 2030 and 100% of projected aviation emissions. fuel consumption – or 35 billion US gallons of annual production by 2050.

Sustainable aviation fuels play a crucial role in achieving the aviation decarbonization roadmap. We are committed to supporting all efforts that help make them widely available around the world“, said Guillaume Faury, CEO of Airbus. “The partnership with DG Fuels supports the emergence of a new technological pathway enabling the production of SAF from a wider range of waste and residue sources, initially in the United States, with production potential at large scale worldwide.”

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