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Australian Initiative for Sustainable Aviation Fuels (AISAF)
The Australian 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.
Stakeholders Action Group
Type of pathway
Starting time and duration
Airlines, Aviation/Aerospace Industry, National Lab. and University, Agriculture and Feedstock Providers, Fuel Producers and Distribution, Engineering, Finance Sectors, Government, NGO
Regional (Australia, Asia Pacific)
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:
Research, Development & Demonstration – feedstocks and conversion technologies,
Fuel Certification & Qualification,
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.
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|
- New South Wales Advanced Biofuels Industry Roundtable, Sydney, 22 February 2013, http://www.aisaf.org.au/events/new-south-wales-advanced-biofuels-industry-roundtable
- Low Carbon Jet Fuel. The Industry Flight Path Conference, AIRSHOW2013, 26-27 February 2013, http://www.aisaf.org.au/events/low-carbon-jet-fuel-the-industry-flight-path
- Advanced Biofuels Industry Day, PACIFIC2013, 08 October 2013, http://www.aisaf.org.au/events/advanced-biofuels-industry-day
- Sustainable aviation fuels Initiative joins forces with A/AA, 04 August 2013, http://www.aviationaerospace.org.au/airmail-article/sustainable-aviation-fuels-initiative-joins-forces-with-aviationaerospace-australia
AISAF website: www.aisaf.org.au
- Contact person: Dr. Susan Pond, AISAF Chair, email@example.com