Boeing launches dashboard to track and project SAF production
Dashboard tracks potential SAF availability, and underscores need to close gap between supply and demand
Boeing announced the launch of SAF Dashboard, a tool that tracks expected sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) capacity over the next decade.
"Based on data collected by BloombergNEF, the Dashboard aggregates total SAF capacity announcements by suppliers on a global scale and can filter anticipated supply by production pathway, location and other metrics. The tool is accessible on Boeing's new Sustainable Aerospace Together hub," says an official release.
Boeing released the tool at the 2023 Paris Air Show to support discussion and action among industry stakeholders regarding the existing SAF footprint as well as future production levels required to meet the commercial aviation industry's goal of net-zero emissions by 2050, the release said.
"SAF reduces CO2 emissions by up to 85 percent and possibly more over the fuel's life cycle, offering the greatest potential to decarbonize aviation over the next 30 years," says Chris Raymond, Chief Sustainability Officer, Boeing. "SAF Dashboard portrays the data visually as our industry works together across sectors to increase SAF production for a more sustainable aerospace future."
The release of SAF Dashboard comes after Boeing, in May, launched the public version of the Boeing "Cascade" Climate Impact Model, a data modelling tool that identifies the effects of a range of sustainability solutions to reduce aviation's carbon emissions.
Cascade and SAF Dashboard provide access to necessary data to advance the conversation on aviation decarbonisation, the release added.