At the recent G20 Summit, President Biden, along with other global leaders, launched the Global Biofuel Alliance. This initiative aims to establish a worldwide supply of sustainable and economically viable biofuels. What will be the role for algae and seaweed?
In the United States, Congress is gearing up for the reauthorization of the Farm Bill and policymakers have a unique opportunity to utilize key programs that can expedite the adoption of emerging biofuel technologies such as sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs).
Third Way offers a great update on the SAF opportunities in the Farm Bill: How the Farm Bill Can Jumpstart the Emerging SAF Industry
As a source of SAFs, algae and seaweeds have enormous potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce land use impacts. They have also seen impressive technological progress that has enhanced production potentials and reduced costs. It is clear algae and seaweed producers could have a strategic advantage when it comes to SAFs–if we can leverage appropriate market and policy support.
To guide the Algae Biomass Organization’s work with a diverse coalition in this space we have established a SAF Advisory Committee. This Committee is made up of ABO members ready to support federal and state legislative and regulatory advocacy, guide collaboration and engagement with external stakeholders, and otherwise direct the algae and seaweed community’s contribution to reducing the climate impacts of aviation.
Current members of the SAF Advisory Committee include representatives from Gross-Wen Technologies, BrightWave, Clearas, Global Algae Innovations, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, EcoEngineers and Old Dominion University.
Join ABO’s efforts to advance SAF in the Farm Bill and elsewhere. To join the SAF Advisory Committee, reach out to ABO’s executive director Jon Kallen at firstname.lastname@example.org.