Agenda – Day 3


The content, timings and speakers in this provisional agenda are subject to change



09.30 – 09.40  Welcome and opening remarks

09.40 – 10.10  Presentation:  Overview and outlook for the global SAF market

  • What is the goal and how much SAF and clean energy do we need to decarbonise aviation?
  • Where are we today and what is the status of current and planned production?
  • Where are we heading and what is the longer-term forecast based on current trends?
  • What do we need to do to close the gap?

Alastair Blanshard, Senior Manager, Sustainable Aviation Lead, ICF

10.10 – 10.50  Panel:  What are the main barriers to SAF production and uptake?
Alastair Blanshard, Senior Manager, Sustainable Aviation Lead, ICF
Keith Lawless, Vice President, Renewable Aviation, SAF+ Consortium
Jonathan Wood, Vice President, Europe – MEA, Renewable Aviation, Neste
Nancy Young, Chief Sustainability Officer, Alder Fuels
Robert Boyd, Global Sustainability Policy & Partnerships, Boeing (Moderator)


11.20 – 12.00  Panel:  How can government policies incentivise SAF?

  • What can be done to narrow the SAF price gap?
  • Are mandates alone the answer?
  • What other policy options can support SAF producers (eg loan guarantees, grants, contracts for difference)?
  • Update on the EU and UK SAF mandates and the US SAF blender’s tax credit

Greg Archer, European Policy Director, LanzaTech
Matteo Mirolo, Aviation Policy Office, Transport & Environment
Dan Williams, Senior International Advisor, Office of Environment & Energy, Federal Aviation Administration
Representative from the UK Department for Transport (tbc)

12.00 – 12.20  Presentation:  What can be done at a global level?

  • Can and should ICAO play a role in developing a global policy?
  • Does the UK/WEF SAF Policy Toolkit provide a useful guide to governments seeking to develop a local SAF industry?

12.20 – 13.00  Panel:  Corporate SAF programmes

  • Why should corporations support SAF?
  • To what extent can SAF help corporations mitigate their Scope 3 emissions?
  • What programmes are now in operation and how do they work?

Andrew Chen, Principal, Aviation Decarbonization, RMI
Grace Cheung, Group Head of Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility, Cathay Pacific
Nicole Sautter, Manager Global Sustainability, American Express Global Business Travel



14.15 – 15.00  Presentation and Panel: Book and claim (Part 1)

  • What is book and claim and how can it support SAF uptake by airlines and business aviation?
  • What are the results of B&C pilots that have taken place?
  • Should there be a harmonised B&C framework?
  • Is a global registry necessary for a B&C system?
  • Can B&C become accepted and trusted by regulators?
  • Could B&C help airlines and fuel suppliers meet regulatory obligations?
  • Should airlines be able to claim SAF under a regulatory framework if the SAF is funded by a corporate customer?
  • How can B&C avoid double claiming of environmental benefits?

István Bart, Director – Global Climate, Environmental Defense Fund
Rik Brouwer, Analyst, SkyNRG
Nancy Bsales, Chief Operating Officer, 4AIR
Elena Schmidt, Executive Director, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials
Robert Boyd, Global Sustainability Policy & Partnerships, Boeing (Moderator)


15:30 – 16.15  Panel: Book and claim (Part 2)

16.15 – 17.00  Panel:  Investment in SAF production

  • Is SAF an attractive investment opportunity?
  • What are investors looking for when making decisions?
  • What are the barriers to decision-making on finance?

Rohini Sengupta, Senior Manager, Environmental Sustainability, United Airlines


The content, speakers and timings in this provisional agenda are subject to change


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