Sustainable aviation fuels

At a Glance 24-03-2022

As part of the fit for 55 package to make the EU's policies fit for the EU's climate targets, on 14 July 2021, the European Commission presented a proposal to increase the production and use of sustainable fuels in aviation, also known as the ReFuelEU Aviation initiative. In the draft regulation, the Commission proposes placing obligations on fuel suppliers to distribute sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs) and growing the share of SAFs (including synthetic aviation fuels, also known as renewable fuels of non-biological origin (RFNBOs)) over time. This infographic offers a brief overview of the targets set by the Commission, types of fuels considered in the proposal, and their sustainability, market readiness, feedstock availability, production pathways and production cost projections. More information on the proposal is available in the related EPRS EU legislation in progress briefing, PE 698.900.