Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) producer LanzaJet has become the first new energy fuel provider to join the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG), a global association representing commercial aviation’s commitment to working towards the sector-wide commitment to net-zero carbon by 2050.
Haldane Dodd, executive director of ATAG said, “Our Waypoint 2050 analysis outlines the potential pathways to net-zero carbon for aviation; all rely heavily on a rapid transition away from fossil fuels and towards SAF. This may cost up to $1.45 trillion over the coming three decades and requires a collective effort from the aviation sector, governments, finance community and the new energy providers such as LanzaJet. This transition is a challenge, but also an opportunity and we will need all hands on deck. By joining ATAG, LanzaJet is also signalling the importance of this collective approach.”
As an ATAG member, LanzaJet will actively engage in collaborative initiatives and participate in knowledge-sharing activities aimed at promoting sustainable practices. By contributing its expertise and innovative solutions, LanzaJet seeks to help shape the future of aviation and drive the industry towards more sustainable operations.
“At LanzaJet, we’ve long believed in working with the airline industry directly to address urgent decarbonisation goals and we see it as an imperative to support the Air Transport Action Group as it brings the industry together,” said Jimmy Samartzis, CEO of LanzaJet. “Decarbonising air travel is critical to mitigating the impacts of climate change, and SAF is our best near-term opportunity to do that. Through our partnership with ATAG, we can continue to accelerate the adoption of sustainable aviation fuels worldwide. And we must accelerate this critical work now; we can’t wait for someday to make meaningful change.”
LanzaJet’s technology converts ethanol derived from a variety of sustainable sources into SAF. This SAF has the potential to reduce lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions by at least 70% compared to conventional jet fuel, providing a significant step towards achieving carbon neutrality in the aviation industry.
Image: LanzaJet’s Freedom Pines Fuels plant, which will be the world’s first ATJ commercial-scale plant, to open later this year in Soperton, GA. It will produce 10 million gallons a year of SAF and renewable diesel fuel.