Berlin, 23rd June 2022 – During the 22nd International Air Show (ILA) taking place in Berlin from 22.6. to 26.06., aireg presents a basis for discussion on the accounting of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). Against the background of developing blending quotas for SAF in Germany, Europe and many other countries, it must be possible to track the use of these fuels reliably and efficiently. A crediting methodology based on the „book-and-claim“ principle allows for a reliable transfer of sustainability properties to end customers while at the same time reducing logistical efforts. With the presentation of the concept, aireg would like to point out the importance and important aspects for a reliable design. The discussion paper prepared by the aireg working group „Sustainability“ can be found here.
„Scaling SAF quickly is a tremendous challenge“, comments Dr. Antoine Habersetzer, one of the two heads of aireg’s sustainability working group: “A book and claim system gives the potential to increase the efficiency of SAF delivery and to attract additional customers for SAF.”
„For us as a globally operating logistics company, the use of SAF is essential to achieve our sustainability goals and to make a decisive contribution to reducing CO2 emissions in logistics. Therefore, we have implemented a „Book & Claim“ mechanism, which also enables our customers to benefit from the decarbonisation of our activities. This not only increases SAF’s demand, but also enables all companies in the industry – regardless of location and size – to access the market,“ says Dr Andreas Mündel, Senior Vice President Strategy & Operations Programs Deutsche Post DHL Group and member of the aireg Advisory Board.
About aireg e.V:
aireg – Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany e.V. was founded in 2011 as an association of companies and organizations from industry, research and science. As a non-profit initiative, aireg is committed to the availability and use of renewable energies in aviation in order to achieve the ambitious CO₂ reduction targets of the aviation industry. The members come from all areas of the value chain of renewable energies for aviation: This ranges from research at universities and large research institutions, plant manufacturers and operators, biorefineries, the petroleum industry, engine and aircraft manufacturers, government organizations, non-governmental organizations and airports to airlines. The industrial members cover a broad international spectrum from start-ups to large corporations.