Fuelling Clean Aviation for Europe 

 Scaling up SAF production towards carbon neutrality and the Green Deal


Date: 19 April 2023 – 10.00-15.30 CEST
Venue: Region of Tuscany EU Liaison Office – Rond Point Schuman 14 – Brussels (and online)

This event and roundtable aim at presenting and discussing solutions for scaling up the production of Sustainable Aviation Fuels and their deployment in Europe towards 2030 and beyond. The event will present the milestones achieved by the BIO4A partners in the production, blending and distribution of SAF at kilotonnes scale. It will also illustrate challenges and solutions for the deployment of feedstock alternatives to waste lipids and oils, obtained from low ILUC risk agricultural biomass, from HEFA pathways. A panel debate will look at the opportunities of a synergistic policy and agro-industrial approach to reconcile SAF deployment at scale with carbon removal and soil health, for carbon neutrality and the other objectives of the EU Green Deal.

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Policy context and market uptake for SAF production in Europe (10.00-12.45)
  • Welcome message by Region of Tuscany EU Liaison Office
  • Introduction by project coordinator
  • Message from EC DG RTD – Maria Georgiadou European Commission DG RTD
  • State of play of REFuelEU Aviation and cross-cutting EU policies – Ewa Oney European Commission DG MOVE
  • Message from CINEA – Javier Garcia Fernandez
  • Scaling-up SAF production in Europe: lessons learnt from 5 years of BIO4A, introduction to the project industrial component – David Chiaramonti, Politecnico di Torino and RE-CORD
  • Full scale industrial HVO-SAF production from waste feedstock – Luca Sassi ENI 
  • Market analysis of waste oils and lipids feedstock for SAF – Damiano Stefanucci RE-CORD 
  • Market outlook: vision, potentials, limitations, and strategy for SAF production in the EU – Oskar Meijerink SkyNRG
  • Accelerating the implementation of innovative and sustainable technologies to reduce emissions at airports, TULIPS project – Michelle Samson RTHA Schiphol
  • Towards the final trilogue on ReFuelEU Aviation: opportunities and challenges? – Marta Yugo Fuels Europe
  • The role of airport regions in the new green aviation energies – Sergi Alegre Airport Regions Council
  • Discussion, questions and answers
12.45 -13.30 Networking Lunch


Roundtable and debate: From waste to alternative feedstock towards 2030 and beyond– Matching the need for an increasing SAF demand with carbon neutrality the EU Green Deal (13.30-15.30)

A moderated roundtable with short presentations followed by open debate among panel members and participants on opportunities and nexus among low-ILUC risk oil crops, recovery of agricultural land in dry Mediterranean areas and carbon sequestration.

  • Delivering food, feed and sustainable lipids from marginal land for SAF, Introduction to the BIO4A project research component – David Chiaramonti, Politecnico di Torino and RE-CORD
  • Biochar influence on soil sequestration potential and plant productivity in marginal land –Tommaso Barsali RE-CORD
  • Cultivation of Camelina in semi-arid land with a high risk of desertification and soil carbon sequestration- Paloma Leon Camelina Company Espana 
  • Mapping the potential Camelina yield and environmental sustainability in the EU Mediterranean region for advanced biofuel productionCalogero Schillaci EC JRC
  • Sustainability assessment of low-ILUC feedstock SAF value chains at scale – Enrique Medina Martos CENER
  • Moderated discussion

 15.30 – End