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Report | 2024

Refueling Aviation in the US: Evolution of US Sustainable Aviation Fuel Policy

Exploring US SAF policy and SAF Targeted Opportunity Regions


As the aviation industry gears up for a net-zero future, sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) are garnering unprecedented attention. RMI takes a deep dive into the policy landscape shaping the future of SAF — a pivotal component for achieving net-zero aviation. Our exploration spans policy intricacies, innovation, and sustainability to provide you with invaluable insights, paving the way for a cleaner and greener aviation industry.

Embark on a comprehensive journey through the intricate web of policies influencing the adoption of sustainable aviation fuels in the United States, both at the federal and state levels. From governmental incentives to Low Carbon Fuel Standards, our report thoroughly analyzes current regulations, identifies potential challenges, and proposes actionable policy recommendations to expedite the deployment of SAF in the United States.

Discover SAF Targeted Opportunity Regions

Targeted Opportunity Regions (TORs) are select regions in the US that have relevant industrial networks and significant SAF scaling opportunities. These regions can play a crucial role in helping the U.S. aviation sector achieve its decarbonization targets. This brief introduces SAF, outlines sector trends, and highlights why Targeted Opportunity Regions have unique strengths in feedstock availability, infrastructure, transport, and demand. Gain insights into key policy levers that could unleash SAF’s potential in these regions, revolutionizing local industries while meeting environmental goals. Explore the promise of sustainable aviation fuels in the Great Lakes region, covering Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania, and in the Rocky Mountain region, encompassing Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.

Download our reports to stay informed about a new era in aviation. Contact us for further discussions on implementing these policies and shaping a cleaner, greener aviation industry together.

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