ProQR study contributes to the Brazilian National Programme Fuel of the Future

In recent decades, amid growing efforts in the global search for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) has been consolidated as one of the main strategies for decarbonisation of this sector. Every day, it becomes closer to reality the gradual replacement of conventional aviation paraffin, of fossil origin, by SAF, an alternative produced from inputs such as renewable energy, water and CO2 from the ambient air or residual biomass from the industry. To this end, it is necessary that countries work, nationally and internationally, to structure guidelines for the operation of this new market. 

Decarbonisation, whether of aviation or of the energy matrix as a whole, imposes several challenges whose legal and regulatory solution is fundamental. It is essential to have adequate planning to cover the various factors involved in the process, such as investments in technology, changes in transportation networks, education and research on the subject, and the adequacy of state bureaucratic mechanisms. Moreover, a good harmony between the public and private sectors contributes to the applicability of innovative solutions such as SAF.

In order to better understand this political scenario, ProQR conducted the “Study on Governance and Public Policies to Encourage the Production of Sustainable Aviation Fuels”. The document analyzes in detail the actions of Brazil and several countries (United States, China, Japan, Germany, Norway, Mexico and the European Union) regarding the viability of SAF. Thus, it is possible to visualise, for both developed and developing countries, the different strategies used within domestic contexts, the cooperation proposals, as well as the interactions with international agreements such as CORSIA. 

The study was conducted within the framework of ProQR’s support for the Brazilian National Programme Fuel of the Future. This initiative of the Brazilian government, coordinated by the Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME), has as its main objective to support the creation of policies in Brazil aimed at decarbonising the country’s transport matrix. The material, therefore, offers Brazilian and international political actors support for the development of strategies, mainly linked to policies and governance models, which help promote clean aviation.

The Project Climate Neutral Alternative Fuels (ProQR) is conducted through the German-Brazilian Technical Cooperation for Sustainable Development, in partnership with the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovations (MCTI) and through Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. The project is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI), supported by the Ministry for the Environment, Nature Protection, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV).

To access the study, click here. (Available only in Portuguese.)

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