Black & Veatch Joins Alliance For Carbon-Neutral Aviation in Australia, New Zealand

Global engineering and consultancy firm Black & Veatch, has joined Bioenergy Australia’s (BA) Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Alliance of Australia and New Zealand (SAFAANZ).

BA is a national industry association, with over 150 members, committed to accelerating Australia’s bio-economy. BA founded the SAFAANZ to create a collaborative environment to advance SAF production, policy, education, and marketing in Australia and New Zealand.

“As well as decarbonising the aviation sector, sustainable fuels will decarbonise all transportation forms – people and goods. Joining SAFAANZ means Black & Veatch can meaningfully contribute to the advancement of sustainable fuels in Australia and New Zealand, given our extensive global engineering and construction experience across aviation fuel, methanol to gasoline, biogas, and renewable natural gas,” said Mick Scrivens, Vice President, Director, Australia Pacific, Black & Veatch.

About 2.5% of the world’s total carbon emissions are generated by the global aviation sector. In Australia, the industry accounts for about 1% of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Presently, demand for SAF exceeds its supply. Australia, with abundant residue resources, agriculture, and waste, has strong potential to meet both domestic and global SAF supply needs.

To realise its potential, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) set aside A$30 million earlier this month to facilitate the development of a SAF industry with production from renewable feedstocks available locally.

The Sustainable Aviation Fuels Funding Initiative will assess opportunities across the supply chain from renewable feedstock supply to final fuel production, identifying their requirements to enable and scale a domestic SAF industry.