Sustainable Aviation Fuel
One of North America’s Largest Sustainable Aviation Fuel Producers
Montana Renewables will be producing approximately 30,000,000 gallons per year of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) making us one of the largest SAF producers in North America. And we have the capability to significantly increase that amount over the next 2 – 3 years.
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
100% Renewable, ASTM D-7566 (Into-wing volumes are double the above, after blending)
IATA Guidance Material for Sustainable Aviation Fuel Management
U.S. Department of Energy – Sustainable Aviation Fuel: Review of Technical Pathways
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.
Montana Renewables, LLC is a subsidiary of Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. Visit Calumet.com for more information.