Sustainable Aviation Fuel

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North America’s Largest Sustainable Aviation Fuel Producer

Montana Renewables stands as the leading producer of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) in North America, with an annual production capacity of around 30 million gallons. As SAF demand continues to grow, we are committed to further expanding our capabilities in the coming 2-3 years, allowing for a substantial increase in production volume.

What is Sustainable Aviation Fuel?

Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) is a type of fuel that is designed to reduce the carbon footprint of the aviation industry. It is made from sustainable, renewable, low-carbon feedstocks, such as agricultural byproducts or non-edible natural seed oils, and has lower emissions compared to conventional jet fuel. The use of SAF can help the aviation sector meet its goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and contributing to a more sustainable future. Additionally, SAF has similar performance characteristics as conventional jet fuel, making it an attractive alternative for airlines to use.

In High Demand

The demand for Sustainable Aviation Fuel is increasing as the aviation industry strives to reduce its carbon footprint and meet its sustainability goals. The increasing awareness of the impact of aviation on the environment has led to a growing demand for low-carbon fuels such as SAF. Additionally, various governments, airlines, and organizations have set aggressive targets and initiatives to increase the use of SAF, which is further driving demand.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the global airline trade body, recently published a commitment to fly net zero by 2050 study. They estimate the amount of SAF required to become Net Zero in 2050 to be over 2.8 MMBD.

Renewable SAF Production

Barrel Per Day (bpd)
Million Gallons Per Year
2023 Initial Run Rate
Oversubscribed, already sold to blue chip off-taker
2023 - 2024 Increase
Exceeds current largest North American producer
2024 Expansion SAF
Max SAF volume after expansion (estimated)

Geographically Advantaged

Montana Renewables is geographically advantaged as a first mover in the Sustainable Aviation Fuel race. Our production facility in Great Falls, Montana is strategically located close to major rail networks and international airports throughout the western United States and Canada. This strategic location significantly decreases the carbon emissions as well as transportation costs of SAF to product off-takers.

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