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By 2025, Centre Intends To Use 1% Sustainable Aviation Fuel On National Scale: Hardeep Singh Puri

By Outlook Planet Desk May 20, 2023

Puri estimates that 140 million gallons of biofuels are required for jet fuel with 1% SAF

By 2025, Centre Intends To Use 1% Sustainable Aviation Fuel On National Scale: Hardeep Singh Puri
Petroleum Minister Hardeep Singh Puri. Tribhuvan Tiwari/Outlook
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According to oil minister Hardeep Singh Puri, India aims to mandate the use of 1% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for domestic aircraft by 2025, in an effort to reduce emissions from the sector.

In contrast to the United States and the European Union, India currently lacks policies for managing sustainable aviation fuel. The European Commission's SAF mandate is set to begin in 2025, with a 2% minimum volume of SAF.

Puri estimates that 140 million gallons of biofuels are required for jet fuel with 1% SAF. He noted that if more biofuels are available, the mandate for SAF might climb to 4-5%.

An Indian panel recommended that the country implement 1% SAF by 2025.

On the occasion of receiving the country's first biojet-powered local flight, the minister stated that the final mandate would require cabinet approval.

Praj Industries, a private company, supplied the biofuel, which was combined with jet fuel by Indian Oil Corporation, the country's largest refiner.

According to news reports, IOC plans to build a factory by 2026 that will produce 87,000 tonnes of SAF every year and will cost more than 15 billion rupees. 

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