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Air New Zealand to fly on sustainable aviation fuel from next week

9/15/2022 - Sustainable Aviation Fuel purchases from Neste will account for roughly 1% of Air New Zealand's annual fuel imports in 2022. Air New Zealand chief executive Greg Foran says starting small and scaling imports with increasing SAF production in the near future will help test out supply chain as prices for the premium fuel become more affordable. Plans currently call for a maximum blending of 38% of the sustainable fuel with conventional fuel. 

Source: https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/129878719/air-new-zealand-to-fly-on-sustainable-aviation-fuel-from-next-week


Senate passes bill with new SAF, clean fuel, hydrogen tax credits

8/13/2022 - The Inflation Reduction Act, passed by the Senate on Aug 7, 2022, will provide tax credits ranging from $1.50 to $1.75 per gallon for sustainable aviation fuels which can reduce lifetime greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50%. 

Source: https://biomassmagazine.com/articles/19223/senate-passes-bill-with-new-saf-clean-fuel-hydrogen-tax-credits


NASA-Backed Program To Trial Ammonia As Alternative Jet Engine Fuel

8/8/2022 - The five-year funded study will investigate Ammonia as an alternative jet fuel, testing performance in vaporization, heat transfer and combustion through detailed chemical kinetic and computational fluid dynamic simulations.  Ammonia has caught the attention of researchers due to its relative ease of handling and phase stability at high altitudes when compared to liquid hydrogen. 

Source: https://simpleflying.com/nasa-program-trial-ammonia-alternative-jet-fuel/