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Brazil may be the largest producer of SAF in the world, highlights the association of airlines

The Director of Institutional Relations of the Brazilian Association of Airlines (ABEAR, in Portuguese), Jurema Monteiro, presented on October 5, data on the sustainable fuel market in Brazil at the 2nd ITL Forum (Institute of Transport and Logistics) on Transport Innovation – Energy alternatives sources in Transport. According to Jurema, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) represents 65% of the set of measures to achieve zero emissions in the air sector by 2050. Another 19% are equivalent to offset measures, such as carbon capture, followed by 13% of new technologies. Finally, 3% are infrastructure and operations. During the panel ‘COP26 in Brazil – Neutralizing emissions from transport’, Jurema stated that ABEAR has defended the alignment of the Brazilian SAF market with international rules, and that there must be a regulation of the carbon credit market, with reaching targets for carbon capture, certification, quality, and above all, safety, a principle of Brazilian airlines. “Above all, there needs to be a dialogue with the government, so that we can jointly build AFS public policies in the country. We have a diversity of technological routes and availability of biomass, conditions that can lead the country to be a pioneer and the largest producer of AFS in the world”, highlighted Jurema. At the opening of the event, Minister Marcelo Sampaio highlighted the importance of the sustainability agenda in transport, especially in aviation. “We have to work on some fronts. The first of these is to optimize the routes of our aircraft, and we are currently making an effort to reduce distances. We also have the efficiency of the aircraft themselves: we currently have in Brazil, and we can be proud of that, one of the most sustainable and efficient aircraft in the world, from Embraer. Another issue is that of fuels, we are studying SAF and bioqav,” he said. – https://aeroin.net/brasil-pode-ser-o-maior-produtor-de-saf-do-mundo-destaca-a-associacao-das-empresas-aereas/