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Making SAF Happen

Being part of a distinguished network of trusted suppliers. Knowing that you will be the partner of choice in the destination’s customers fly to wherever the destination. Understanding that you will go through a well-defined payment process with defined terms.

Knowing that you will have a smooth process when providing our customers with their Sustainable Aviation Fueling needs in Africa.

Whether you are an aircraft operator, owner, governmental flight operator or preferred raw material supplier, we would like to hear from you. Sustainable Aviation Fuel constitutes one of our core offerings. We maintain an extensive portfolio of suppliers, and are the fuel provider of choice for a diverse range of operators

General Background:

Kenya has taken on a bold green growth initiative that aims to achieve 100% renewable energy by 2030. President William Ruto is keen on realizing this and notes that this comprehensive plan also includes promoting green manufacturing, sustainable agriculture, eco-friendly urbanization, and green transportation. The Head of State has made it clear in the past that for Kenya and the rest of the continent to achieve green industrialization based on renewables, investment, and financing are needed. The President, speaking at the 36th regular session of the African Union Assembly in Addis Ababa, recently noted that energy production and access hold back the rise of the continent. President Ruto expressed optimism about the continent's potential to become a global leader in sustainable industrialization.

The Problem:

Keeping global warming within the 1.5-celsius threshold is the greatest challenge of our time and the future of our planet depends on it. It is a challenge that involves all of us- government, institutions, international agencies, the private sector, and in particular the energy sector.

There is no sustainable economic future without a transition taking into account the security and sustainability of the energy system. Kenya is already grappling with the harsh effect of climate change and there is a need to step up and take on leadership in Africa and across the globe.

SAFs: Challenges and Opportunities in Kenya

Apart from biomethane and biodiesel, we now have Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) which is the new entrant of biofuels in the aviation sector. Sustainable aviation fuel provides a cleaner alternative to fossil fuel, achieving up to an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions over the fuel’s lifecycle, compared to conventional fossil jet fuel. This enables airlines to lower their impact on the environment.

Kenya supports the international aviation industry's climate change targets, including carbon-neutral growth from 2020 and an aspirational goal of halving CO2 emissions from the sector by 2050. While technological and operational advances will play a role in this, Sustainable Aviation Fuel has a crucial role in helping to de-couple emissions from industry growth. As the technology and the economics of S.A.F. improve, the use scale will increase considerably in future years.

Prospects for Kenya

Investing in the raw materials/ feedstock for Sustainable Aviation Fuel and in the long-term manufacturing of SAF will place Kenya on a high pedestal in Africa and globally. Kenya has huge potential for SAF feedstock such as castor, cotton, and many others. This will also benefit the farmers, the government, the communities, and the private sectors. It will also boost investment in Kenya from international players; SAF manufacturers and airlines.

Currently, there is a huge demand for SAF raw materials and SAF in the European Market. The aviation sector is now under an obligation to comply with the set targets by 2050. Global fuel consumption by commercial airlines increased each year since 2009 and reached an all-time high of 95 billion gallons in 2019. The numbers are going up by the day and so is the demand. It is exciting to think Kenya could be producing the millions of liters of SAF needed to power flights across Africa, Europe, and around the globe, creating more regional jobs in the