Sustainable Aviation Fuel

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Sustainable Aviation Fuel

News: Recently, the Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP), a laboratory of the CSIR, has tied up with Boeing, Indigo, Spicejet and the three Tata Airlines to support the production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).

 SAF, also referred to as bio-jet fuel, is created using domestically developed methods using cooking oil and oil-rich seeds from plants.
 The CSIR-IIP has created fuel using different materials, such as non-edible and edible oils, as well as used cooking oil. They used various sources, including palm stearin, sapium oil, palm fatty acid distillates, algae oil, karanja, and jatropha.

Benefits of SAF:
 Reduced GHG emissions, better air quality, energy security, more jobs in renewable sector.
 Aviation ministry can meet its environment targets. 

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