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May 23, 2022, 11:58 AM
Demand for sustainable aviation fuel is on the rise. Clean Fuels technical director, Scott Fenwick shares insight into the future of SAF.

In the most recent episode of Fueling Conversations, a content partnership with Brownfield Ag News, Clean Fuels Technical Director Scott Fenwick discusses how sustainable aviation fuel utilizes feedstocks and can reduce carbon emissions compared with the traditional jet fuel it replaces over the lifecycle of the fuel.

"Sustainable Aviation Fuel, or SAF, still utilizes those same renewable feedstocks those same commercially fats and oils, but it must be produced through a typical refinery process, very similar to renewable diesel, but sustainable aviation fuel typically has shorter chain molecules that provide the performance at 30,000 feet needed for an aviation fuel," Fenwick says. "Today’s fats and oils, particularly soybean oil, are being used and cracked in those molecules to produce sustainable aviation fuel that can then be used in just about any aviation fuel application." 

He explains it's not widely available, but demand is growing and can benefit farmers.

Listen to the interview HERE.

Over the next two months, subject matter experts will share their insight into the growth of the industry and its impact on agriculture, the environment and energy diversification through a series of interviews that will air across Brownfield Ag News networks through June.

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