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SAF Workshop

AFCC Conference SAF Workshop

Wednesday, November 20 - SAF Workshop: Necessary actions to promote further effectiveness of the Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) Grand Challenge (GC) Roadmap

Hosted and Coordinated by the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI) and the Alternative Fuels & Chemicals Coalition (AFCC)

First day of the convening of the next AFCC 4th Annual 2024 Global Biobased Economy Conference & Exhibit, Wednesday – Friday, November 20-22, 2024 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, Washington, D.C.


As a producer, developer, manufacturer, airline, airport authority, government representative and trade association, you are welcome to attend the first-of-its-kind one-day workshop, in Washington, D.C, on Wednesday, November 20, 2024, to discuss ways in which existing gaps in the SAF Grand Challenge Roadmap and its currently outlined efforts and needs might be addressed. The Roadmap outlines the coordinated, multi-agency approaches that will be undertaken by the federal agencies, with necessary collaboration with the private sector, to support achievements of goals for SAF commercialization that will enable the emissions reduction targets of the Grand Challenge.


This workshop will focus on progress and remaining gaps in the SAF GC roadmap activities and outline processes for stakeholder engagement. The convening will involve determining stakeholder coordinated actions and strategies the private sector might consider to drive objectives outlined in, or missing from, the SAF GC roadmap’s six Action Areas, including: Feedstock Innovation; Conversion Technology Innovation; Building Supply Chains; Policy and Valuation Analysis; Enabling End Use; and Communicating Progress and Building Support. The outcome of the convening will be to acknowledge the gaps in the SAF GC roadmap, prioritize these and create concerted gap-filling strategies which as a group are actionable and deliverable.


Please consider reserving your seat at the table, to participate and assist in the advancement of the SAF GC Roadmap. Registration can be done via the following link, the last ticket option listed is 'SAF Workshop Only Wed Nov 20th'. Registration for, and attendance of this workshop can be accomplished separately, or in conjunction with attendance of the full AFCC event (at varying rates - see details on the site). If you'd like to stay for the entire conference please select a different ticket option.


Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Policy Workshop

At the 4th Annual AFCC 2024 Global Biobased Economy Conference & Exhibit


First Day Activity on Wednesday, November 20th, 2024


Reviewing progress aspects and needs for the continued successful implementation of the SAF Grand Challenge (SAFGC) via the SAFGC Roadmap (SAFGCR) and its 6 Action Areas.

Schedule of Events:

7 AM to 8 AM
8 AM to 9:30 AM



9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM





11:30 AM to 12:30 PM


12:30 AM to 2:00 PM






2:00 PM to 2:30 PM

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM


4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

5:30 to 7:30 PM

Federal Agencies Review of the 2024 SAFGC Implementation Framework: Describe Status of SAFGCR Gaps and Strategies (for 1 or 2 Action areas)

Refreshment Break
Session 2: Opportunities with Familiar Funding Mechanisms (Extenders, Authorization Budgets, Appropriations)

  • USDA - Farm Bill status


  • DOE

Lunch & Session 3: Feedstocks

  • Billion Ton Overview – What it Means for SAF & RINs

Session 4: Financial Strategies – Public and Private Gaps and Drivers


  • International Trade Groups

  • Banking Institutions

  • Private Landers

  • Strategics

Refreshment Break

Session 5: Discussion of Other Policy Options

  • Quick preview of a full list of potential options, especially in light of the election results.

Session 6: Policy Gaps in SAF GC Roadmap: Building Supply Chains & Enabling End Use


Session 7: Prioritize Meetings – Next Steps in Filling Gaps (AFCC will coordinate quarterly or every six months virtual meetings leading to next conference)

Welcome Reception

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