How We Work

Flying comes at a steep cost to our climate — but a solution is ready for take-off. In an effort to put the industry on a more sustainable flight path, SABA is accelerating investment in and adoption of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF).
Our Approach

SABA is working to ensure SAFs have a clear flight-path to help companies address their climate emissions from air travel.

Our Approach

Developing A High-Integrity SAF Sustainability Framework

SABA-approved SAF guarantees credible emissions reductions and safeguards against negative effects on ecosystems and communities.

Accelerating and Aggregating Investment in SAF

Companies aiming to reduce their air travel emissions have an opportunity to lead the way to cleaner skies.

Building Transparent and Credible Tracking Systems

Airlines, companies, and eventually individual travelers will be able to track emissions reductions from feedstock sourcing until they are claimed towards climate commitments.

About SAF

What is SAF?

Unlike fossil jet fuel, SAF is produced from renewable sources or waste feedstocks, including crops like switchgrass or poplar, or waste materials such as used cooking oil or municipal solid waste.
  • Fuels of biogenic origin
  • Fuels derived from hybrid feedstocks such as municipal solid waste
  • Liquid hydrogen
  • Recycled-carbon-based fuels
  • Electrofuels

If aviation were a nation, it would be among the top 10 largest emitters. As air transport emissions are expected to double from pre-COVID levels by 2050, the aviation industry needs a near-term climate solution to rapidly decarbonize.


Why is focusing on high integrity important for SAF?

SAF provides a climate benefit when it reduces lifecycle GHG emissions, as compared to fossil jet fuel. However, not all SAF is created equal. Some can lead to greater emissions than the fossil jet fuel it is meant to replace or cause negative effects on ecosystems and communities. This makes a robust sustainability framework critical to ensure the uptake of high-integrity SAF.

Interested in getting involved in our mission to accelerate net-zero aviation?