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Sustainable Aviation Fuel Infrastructure Assessment Guide

Airports can play a meaningful role advancing the Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel (SAJF) adoption. One key area is understanding SAJF infrastructure needs. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has demonstrated leadership along with partners Alaska Airlines and Boeing by pursuing an "Aviation Biofuels Infrastructure Feasibility Study." In 2018, San Francisco International Airport is poised to issue an RFP to identify its own site needs.

 

In-depth studies may be required at many airports. New fuels may require a range of infrastructure to cost-effectively deliver to the airport fuel farm. Additional tank capacity, blending apparatus, and pipelines may be necessary. Investment requirement information gaps create uncertainty. A lack of required infrastructure may delay SAJF implementation, or they may increase the delivery costs and airline motivations to sign future offtake agreements.

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