US agencies need to better track progress toward SAF Grand Challenge: GAO

Source: By OPIS • Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Three U.S. government agencies need to establish better ways of measuring their progress as they work toward their goals of making 3 billion gal/year of sustainable aviation fuel by 2030 and producing enough SAF by 2050 to meet 100% of commercial jet fuel demand, the federal Government Accountability Office said in a report released Monday.

Those production targets were set by the SAF Grand Challenge, which the White House announced in September 2021. A year later, the departments of Transportation, Agriculture and Energy published a road map outlining the steps necessary to hit those marks. “But the agencies haven’t established how they will track progress,” GAO said.