Velocys highlights importance of SAF at UK parliamentary events

4 Mar 2022

Velocys CEO, Henrik Wareborn, was present at two parliamentary events this week in support of British Airways on 2nd of March and the Renewables Transport Fuels Association (RTFA) on the 3rd of March. Robert Courts, the Aviation Minister, was present at both events showing his support, and Trudy Harrison, Green Transport Minister, was present at the RTFA event.

British Airways’ reception presented its BA Better World sustainability programme and the RTFA event showcased companies at the forefront of developing SAF. Both events gave Velocys an opportunity to discuss the importance of SAF and how Velocys’ technology solution can enable the production of sustainable synthetic fuels and help to support the decarbonisation of the aviation sector.

At this event, Robert Courts, Minister for Aviation, said: “We all know that there are various technological possibilities for achieving net zero, or Jet Zero flight as we have termed it in the Jet Zero Council work we have spoken about, but it is sustainable aviation fuel that is going to be in the shorter and medium term the real way forward.”

Trudy Harrison, Minister for Green Transport, was equally supportive and said: “Sustainable aviation fuels will be vital as we look to reduce emissions from flights and transition to a net zero world. We’ve recently committed £180 million to further support the development of UK SAF plants and I look forward to working with the innovative minds within the industry to build a world-leading advanced fuels sector.”

(L-R: Gaynor Hartnell – Chief Executive, Renewable Transport Fuel Association, Robert Courts – Aviation Minister, Department for Transport, Henrik Wareborn – CEO, Velocys)