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Australian Initiative for Sustainable Aviation Fuels (AISAF)

Objective

The Austral​ian Initiative for Sustainable Aviation Fuels (AISAF) is a coalition of the diverse participants from business, government and academia in Australia. AISAF’s vision is a long-term future for aviation powered by sustainable fuels. 

The objectives of AISAF are to:

  • Support the development and introduction of commercial supply chains for sustainable aviation fuels in Australia;
  • Engage and collaborate with partners in the USA and other countries.


Category
Stakeholders Action Group

Value-chain step
All

Type of pathway
All

Starting time and duration
2012 -

Stakeholders
Airlines, Aviation/Aerospace Industry, National Lab. and University, Agriculture and Feedstock Providers, Fuel Producers and Distribution, Engineering, Finance Sectors, Government, NGO

Regional scope
Regional (Australia, Asia Pacific)

Involved countries
Australia

Status
On-going
Description

AISAF was founded on 8 August 2012 as public private partnership supported by the aviation industry and the Australian Government. In August 2013, AISAF joined forces with Aviation Aerospace Australia (A/AA; aviationaerospace.org.au) the not-for-profit and independent association, with an overarching objective to contribute to the long-term health and sustainability of Australia's aviation and aerospace sector.


AISAF is structured around its Steering Committee and four working groups:

  1. Research, Development & Demonstration – feedstocks and conversion technologies,
  2. Fuel Certification & Qualification,
  3. Environmental Impacts,
  4. Commercialisation.

The objectives of the working groups are to:

  • Identify gaps in research, studies and analyses of the challenges in developing and commercialising sustainable aviation fuel and, where appropriate, facilitate the required research and analysis;
  • Facilitate sharing of information to establish a common understanding amongst AISAF stakeholders of the current state of the sustainable aviation fuel industry domestically and internationally;
  • Prioritise efforts to focus on significant domestic and international sustainable aviation fuel developments that will improve the integration of activities essential to the development of a commercially viable sustainable aviation fuels supply chain in Australia;
  • Communicate and engage with sustainable aviation fuel stakeholders from across the supply chain to improve the integration of activities essential to the development of sustainable aviation fuels;
  • Implement the Work Plan under the Australia USA Memorandum of Understanding on Sustainable Aviation Fuels.


Partners

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia, Airbus, Boeing, GE, Baker & McKenzie, CSIRO, Queensland Sustainable Aviation Fuels Initiative, Australian Government, The United States Studies Centre, CAAFI​


Achievements to date

Contact information

  • ​AISAF website: www.aisaf.org.au​
  • Contact person: Dr. Susan Pond, AISAF Chair, aisaf-chair@aviationaerospace.org.au​