To meet Canada’s ambitious goal of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) comprising 10% of projected jet fuel use by 2030 and to realize the potential economic benefits, it is crucial to incentivize SAF production and prioritize sustainable feedstocks. With abundant, sustainable feedstock, existing refining capacity, and innovative technology providers, Canada has a unique opportunity to lead in the decarbonization of aviation by developing a robust SAF ecosystem.
The C-SAF Roadmap: Building a feedstocks-to-fuels SAF supply chain in Canada highlights the need for a comprehensive policy package, combining supply-side incentives and demand-side regulations, to kickstart the SAF market in Canada. By aligning federal and provincial measures, Canada can create a level playing field, compete with other global players, and capture the economic value-added of fuel production. Additionally, a flight plan outlines specific objectives and timelines, emphasizing the production of SAF volumes, feedstock activation, and driving innovation through demonstrations with homegrown technology. By realizing these objectives, Canada can establish a thriving SAF ecosystem that delivers long-term economic value, supports regional supply chains, and contributes significantly to global efforts in mitigating climate change.