The future for Sustainable Aviation Fuel is still murky

by | Jun 13, 2024 | 5 Ag Stories, News

The future of Sustainable Aviation Fuel tax treatment is still murky with questions still to be answered despite months of regulatory efforts and calls to include the treatment of SAF crops in the House farm bill. As biofuel producers and feedstock growers await guidelines in the Treasury’s final Clean Fuel Production Credit rule, they are also following any legislative action that would be necessary to make the potential SAF market viable for agriculture.

The recent House farm bill markup featured consideration of the Farm to Fuselage Act explains Texas Democrat Jasmine Crockett.

Crockett’s bipartisan bill would broaden and boost SAF feedstock supplies.

Ag Chair Glenn Thompson responded that SAF is an exciting opportunity but one the Ag Committee couldn’t pursue during the farm bill markup session.

Crockett’s Dallas congressional district includes Dallas Love Field Airport, where Southwest Airlines is headquartered. Southwest plans to replace 10 percent of its jet fuel with sustainable aviation fuel by 2030.