WHITE PAPER - MEETING THE SAF GRAND CHALLENGE: CURRENT AND FUTURE MEASURES TO INCREASE
16 November 2023
This paper assesses the feasibility of the SGC targets, evaluating the potential for the United States to expand domestic SAF production and meet 2030 and 2050 production goals. [...] Departments of Energy, Transportation, and Agriculture signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaboratively launch the SGC to accelerate the domestic development and deployment of SAFs to replace the use of fossil jet kerosene in the long-term (U. [...] SUSTAINABLE AVIATION FUEL PRODUCTION CAPACITY If the interpretation of the LCA criteria in the IRA is relaxed or broadened, it would expand the pool of eligible SAF pathways and weaken the effectiveness of the policy at reducing emissions from aviation. [...] We assess the effectiveness of these policy levers in the context of resource supply, cost, and technological readiness to assess the ability of the United States to transition the aviation sector away from fossil fuel and achieve near- and long-term SGC production targets. [...] Of the FT-gasification pathways, MSW and agricultural and forestry residues achieve cost parity through the continuation of the IRA tax credits; corn kernel fiber is the only feedstock to achieve cost parity for the ATJ pathways.