- Transport Secretary Mark Harper to promote the growth of sinful air travel during his trip to the US
- Together with his US and Canadian counterparts, the Secretary of Transport will co-chair the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Investment (SAF) Summit.
- The US and UK share expertise and promote the use of SAF to tackle climate change and create new, cutting-edge jobs – contributing to the Prime Minister’s economic development priorities. Prime Minister
Transport Secretary Mark Harper will meet his counterparts from the US, Canada and Singapore today (Monday, May 15) as they work to eliminate flights and usher in an era new sustainable tourism.
Meeting with US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg during his visit to the US, the pair will discuss how to work together to reduce aviation emissions and share knowledge to advance aviation fuel development lasting (SAF) – respond to climate change and exploit the potential of SAF industry to develop the economy.
UK Transport Secretary Mark Harper said:
While an ocean separates us, we have never been more in agreement with the United States on the future of aviation and what that entails – whether it’s boosting jobs, opening up new commercial opportunities or offering guilt-free air travel.
This trip is an important part of our work to reduce emissions from the aviation industry alongside the US, Canada and Singapore, and I look forward to meeting my industry partners and representatives.
During his visit, the UK Transport Minister will co-chair the Conference SAF Investor Summit in Detroit with US and Canadian partners.
Representatives from major companies such as Boeing, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), JP Morgan Chase, United Airlines, World Energy and the American Petroleum Institute will also attend, highlighting the importance of opening Expand private investment to help develop a sustainable aviation industry, create more jobs for the UK and grow the economy.
The summit will serve as a springboard for discussions on how to overcome future barriers that the international region may face, such as the widespread availability of raw materials for the production of world fuels. next generation, as well as the investment needed to help realize that vision.
With airlines spending billions of dollars on fuel every year, guaranteed SAF Taking the lead in future investment decisions is key to piloting the sector towards a cleaner future. The Summit is an opportunity for the UK to work with other governments and industry leaders to boost the UK’s commitment to at least 10% of jet fuel coming from sustainable sources by 2020. 2030.
The UK government’s Jet Zero strategy sets out how to achieve net zero emissions from the UK aviation industry by 2050, importantly without directly limiting demand for the aviation industry. The £165 million Advanced Fuel Fund is also starting production, with five projects already selected for funding.
With both the US and UK leading the way as global advocates for SAFThe UK Transport Secretary and the US Transport Secretary will seek to work even closer together – an opportunity for the two countries to share experiences and work towards development. SAF industry in both countries.
Working together, both governments will consider how to get SAF factories operate on a large scale and promote this fuel as a solution to the problem of climate change, while creating jobs and skills for future generations. With independent projections showing the potential to create up to 60,000 jobs and boost the economy by £10 billion, a new collaborative approach will best address this.
At the end of last year, the UK government announced that Virgin Atlantic had won the race to make next year’s first net zero transatlantic flight – powered by SAF. This year, one of Virgin Atlantic’s flagship Boeing 787s, powered by a Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine, will take off from London Heathrow and make its way to New York’s John F Kennedy Airport – a journey announced performed by thousands of people for business, family and entertainment purposes every week.
Made from waste materials or by-products, such as household waste, industrial gases or used cooking oil, SAF can achieve more than 70% greenhouse gas emissions savings over conventional fossil jet fuel.