Global Aviation Biofuel Initiatives Database

This site provides a list of test flights, pilot projects, research projects and other initiatives on aviation biofuel / sustainable aviation fuels (SAF).

This database is based on input from the aviation industry and was developed as part of the World Economic Forum's Sustainable Transportation project. Insights from the initiatives was used to build recommendations on how to advance aviation biofuels, outlined in the project report.

If you wish to submit a new project or updates to an existing project, please send an email to mobility5dbaf0f222b79658b@ffb96427aa3157269weforum.org.

Initiatives

  • Thai Airways Travel Green

    Accelerate the development of sustainable aviation biofuel production in Thailand

    Pilot Project
    Demonstration
    Asia
  • CALIN

    Research biofuels with potential for commercialization

    End User Action Group
    Research
    Europe
  • Sustainable Aviation Fuels User Group (SAFUG)

    Accelerate the development of sustainable biofuels

    End User Action Group
    Demonstration
    Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, North America, Latin America, Global (all of the above)
  • Sustainable Aviation Fuels Road Map Australiasia

    Pave way for commercialization of biofuels in Australia and New Zealand

    Facilitating Mechanism
    Feasibility
    Asia
  • European Advanced Biofuels Flight Path Initiative

    Commercialization of aviation biofuels

    Facilitating Mechanism
    Commercial Scale
    Europe
  • Alfa Bird

    Research biofuels with potential for commercialization

    End User Action Group
    Research
    Europe
  • aireg

    Introduction of biofuels for aviation in Germany

    Facilitating Mechanism
    Commercial Scale
    Europe
  • Finnair Amsterdam Helsinki

    Accelerate the development of sustainable and affordable biofuels

    Pilot Project
    Demonstration
    Europe
  • Sustainable Way for Alternative Fuels and Energy for Aviation (SWAFEA)

    Provide guidance to policy makers on aviation sustainability issues

    Facilitating Mechanism
    Research
    Europe
  • Clean Sky Joint Technology Initiative

    Facilitate development and implementation of sustainable technologies

    Facilitating Mechanism
    Feasibility
    Europe
  • Biologic & Process Technologies for Renewable Jet Fuel Program

    Test the use of biofuels in turbo props

    Pilot Project
    Demonstration
    North America
  • SkyNRG/KLM 200 Flights

    Achieving 200 flights on biofuels

    Pilot Project
    Commercial Scale
    Europe
  • CAAFI

    Support the environmental sustainability of the aviation industry

    Facilitating Mechanism
    Demonstration
    North America
  • Virgin Australia

    Eucalypt tree feedstock / pyrolysis technology

    Pilot Project
    Commercial Scale
    Asia
  • Brazilian Alliance for Aviation Biofuels (ABRABA)

    Scale up the commercial supply of aviation biofuels

    Facilitating Mechanism
    Demonstration
    Latin America
  • Masdar-Sustainable Bioenergy Research Centre

    The viability of sustainable biofuel production as part of an integrated seawater agricultural system in Abu Dhabi and the potential for wider application and commercialisation

    End User Action Group
    Feasibility
    Middle East
  • Joint Laboratory for Sustainable Aviation Biofuels

    Conduct research on algae-based biofuels

    End User Action Group
    Demonstration
    Asia
  • Interjet-Airbus

    Conduct test flights using salicornia-based biofuels

    Pilot Project
    Demonstration
    North America
  • Air China-Boeing

    Conduct test flights using biofuels in China

    Pilot Project
    Demonstration
    Asia
  • Sustainable Aviation Fuels Northwest (SAFN)

    Develop a regional supply chain for biofuels

    End User Action Group
    Feasibility
    North America
  • Plan de Vuelo, Mexico

    Supply chain distribution

    End User Action Group
    Commercial Scale
    North America
  • Jet Biofuel Value Chain Project (Brazil)

    Evaluate feasibility of biofuel production from jatropha

    End User Action Group
    Feasibility
    Latin America
  • GreenSky California

    Produce sustainable avaiation fuel at commercial scale

    End User Action Group
    Commercial Scale
    North America
  • Targeted Growth Canada

    The consortium will demonstrate the use of camelina in turbo prop aircraft.

    End User Action Group
    Demonstration
    North America
  • Agencia Estatal de Seguridad Aerea (Spain)

    Develop a domestic aviation biofuel supply chain

    End User Action Group
    Feasibility
    Europe
  • Romanian Camelina Value Chain Project

    Develop a supply chain for camelina-based aviation biofuels

    End User Action Group
    Demonstration
    Europe
  • Sea Green Project

    Large-scale production of algae biofuels

    End User Action Group
    Research
    Europe
  • Qatar Advanced Biofuel Platform

    Large-scale production of algae biofuels

    Pilot Project
    Demonstration
    Middle East
  • Pure Sky

    Demonstrate viability of long-term test flights

    Pilot Project
    Demonstration
    Africa, Asia, Europe
  • GreenSky London

    Produce sustainable avaiation fuel at commercial scale

    Pilot Project
    Commercial Scale
    Europe