JET FUEL FROM WASTE
Carbon neutral jet fuel from unavoidable waste
Jet Fuel from Waste is a research project started by the University of Amsterdam and Circular Economy Consulting, working to develop carbon-neutral jet fuel from several organic waste streams that could not be reduced, reused nor recycled. Jet Fuel from Waste (JFFW) is committed to accelerating the shift towards sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) use while releasing landfills of unavoidable waste.
SAF emits less CO2, contain no sulphur compounds, and they are generally more efficient due to their higher energy density.
Airlines have made global commitments to decarbonise and reduce emissions, one of the methods being stated as the increased use of SAF but currently use is very low. The International Energy Agency and IATA have stated several reasons for this and suggested ways to work towards increasing the consumption of SAF. Specifically policy change, increase in consumer demand, increase in R&D funding availability and further scale-up of new innovation to increase supply and reduce premiums, which will all help push the commitment forward. We are working towards these shared goals alongside other industry stakeholders.
As well as working on the innovation of the waste-to-fuel process we will be looking into the consumers’ role within sustainable travel and tourism and working on a piece of research with VU which looks at the circular economy within waste management. We will look to take waste from the tourism sector, and other sectors, and to turn this into biofuel to work towards global carbon reduction targets.