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Former Oregon Rep Calls for Expanded Support for SAF

Former Oregon Representative Greg Walden is calling on Congress to increase federal support for sustainable aviation fuel production. The former House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair says the U.S. is within reach of realizing truly transformative innovations in energy like SAF that will increase domestic production, further U.S. energy security, and create new markets for industries like aviation that are essential to our economy.

“The next few years are critically important for the future of SAF, yet significant economic barriers are preventing the immediate expansion of SAF,” Walden says. “Demand for SAF already far exceeds supply, and the relatively limited amount of SAF currently available is much more expensive than conventional jet fuel.”

Despite tax credits and other government support, more longer-term federal assistance is needed. “Seeing market opportunities, other nations are boosting production, imposing SAF mandates, and procuring supply in their attempts to corner the SAF market,” he adds.

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