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UK’s First SAF Terminal Announced

The UK’s first sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) handling terminal will be developed in Teesside, it has been announced.

It will be situated on North Tees as part of the Lighthouse Green Fuels (LGF) project, which aims to convert one million tonnes of waste into SAF, BioFuels International reported.

The plant is expected to produce over 125,000 tonnes of SAF every year from 2028, which will reduce emissions by up to 80 per cent.

Jason Hornsby, chief executive officer for Navigator Terminals, said the initiative, which is being backed by Alfanar, will help the UK achieve net zero carbon emissions.

“It is exciting to bring forward plans for the UKs first sustainable aviation fuel handling terminal on our North Tees dockside to rejuvenate this industrial land and push UK aviation that bit closer to net zero every time we fly,” he stated.

The North Tees site has a unique location beside the sea, which means it has a direct pipeline connecting to the North Sea. SAF can also be transported by ship across the water, or by rail from Navigator Terminals’ rail facility.

The UK’s Jet Zero goal is to offset carbon emissions from aviation within the next 27 years.

It also hopes domestic flights and airport operations in England will achieve net zero by 2040.

This recent material handling news is a good sign that the UK is on track to reach its goals, supporting both British aviation as well as climate change initiatives.

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