02 June 2023


On 24 May, the European Commission announced its commitment to supporting the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) Capacity-building and Training for Sustainable Aviation Fuels program (ACT-SAF). This initiative will develop SAF worldwide.

The EU will allocate € 4 million to the project, with the funding being utilised to enhance SAF production, conduct feasibility studies and aid in the certification of these fuels. The project is being implemented by ICAO and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), with the participation of 12 partner states: Cameroon, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, India, Kenya, Mauritania, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, and South Africa. 

Transport Commissioner Adina Vălean highlighted the potential of the SAF market to generate over 200 000 new jobs within the EU, with similar benefits expected for partner countries that increase their production of SAF as well. Commissioner Vălean emphasised the EU's commitment to supporting its partners in their decarbonisation efforts, ensuring that no country is left behind as global aviation enters a new era.

More information on the ACT-SAF can be found here.

Source: European Commission