Regional waste and residual materials as an option for sustainable aviation with SAF made in Germany
On 12 January 2023, CENA and aireg invited around 60 representatives from the fields of politics, authorities, business, research and associations to the Hessian State Representation in Berlin to discuss issues surrounding the topic of "Alcohol-to-Jet for Sustainable Aviation Fuels".
In the Alcohol-to-Jet (AtJ) process, biogenic waste and residual materials are converted into CO2-neutral fuels. In particular, the type and origin of the biomass and its availability play a decisive role in the sustainability and also the cost of the end product. Likewise, still pending EU regulations influence to a large extent which chances "SAF made in Germany" will have in the future.
Five interesting presentations and the subsequent panel discussion explored the questions of how AtJ fuels can be sustainably produced domestically, how this technology can contribute to the defossilization of aviation, and what regulatory and other hurdles and obstacles currently exist for production and use in Germany. In addition to a market overview of SAF production paths and cost aspects, practical experiences from a concrete AtJ project and investment project of the HCS Group were presented.
We thank you for the great interest and look forward to follow-up formats! Here you can download the slides of the presentations [German only].