The WWF is run at a local level by the following offices...
- WWF Global
- Central African Republic
- Central America
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- European Policy Office
To limit dangerous climate change, we need rapid decarbonisation of all economic sectors – including those considered ‘‘hard-to-abate’’ such as aviation.
Using techno-economic modelling, this exciting WWF report shows a number of potential pathways for South Africa’s potential to become a major producer – and potential exporter – of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The feedstocks considered include A-molasses, a co-product from sugar production, a modified tobacco plant called Solaris and biomass from the clearing of water-thirsty invasive alien plants, as well as using the carbon-rich waste gases from heavy-emitting industries.
The development of a new domestic SAF industry could be a pillar of South Africa’s low-carbon economy and play an important role in a just energy transition. Through implementing a combination of six robust candidate pathways for SAF production, South Africa can play a key role in decarbonising aviation while pursuing important ecological and development objectives. The environmental and social co-benefits include enhanced clearing of invasive plants, diversifying market opportunities for sugarcane and providing extensive decent jobs in an emerging green sector.
This easy-to-read summary report provides a blueprint for the production of SAF in South Africa. It is essential reading material for government, the aviation sector and investors alike.
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Fuel for the future