Sustainable Aviation Fuels Accuracy Act of 2023 Introduced in the Senate

(WASHINGTON D.C.)– Biofuels groups and advocates are hailing the introduction of the Sustainable Aviation Fuels Accuracy Act of 2023 on Tuesday. The bill, introduced by Sens. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA), would identify the standards required to meet the definition of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

You can learn more and read industry reaction below:

RFA Welcomes Legislation to Better Define Sustainable Aviation Fuel

The Renewable Fuels Association thanked a bipartisan group of senators who introduced legislation late yesterday that would clarify the definition of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and specify additional lifecycle GHG methodologies for the sake of federal SAF regulation.

Importantly, the Sustainable Aviation Fuels Accuracy Act of 2023, introduced by Sens. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA), specifies that the Department of Energy Argonne National Laboratory’s GREET model is an allowable methodology for determining SAF lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions. RFA has long argued that the Argonne GREET model is scientifically superior to other lifecycle GHG methodologies, including the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) model. RFA remains concerned that the ICAO model relies on outdated and inaccurate information that could result in severely constraining the supply of qualifying feedstocks for SAF.

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