As part of our commitment to environmental stewardship, we’re thrilled to be at the forefront of creating a more sustainable future for aviation with the launch of BioPortYVR, an industry-led project to increase the supply of sustainable available fuel (SAF).
BioPortYVR is comprised of a team experienced in SAF initiative development and airport sustainability: YVR, The Green Aviation Research and Development Network (GARDN), SkyNRG and Waterfall Group.
The project supports provincial and federal government climate action commitments and is an important step towards a made-in-B.C. solution for the introduction of SAF across Canada. The first step of the project is a feasibility study that will evaluate the implementation of a supply chain that distributes SAF to airlines at YVR and surrounding airports. Air Canada and WestJet have expressed support for BioPortYVR, both noting that a sustainable future in aviation is in alignment with their values.
The study, which is set to be complete in March 2020, will provide data and insights to guide visible actions to chart a path for the country’s first BioPort.
In Canada, SAF isn’t widely available, however demand is growing. Sustainable aviation fuel is produced from a wide range of sustainable sources and can result in more than 85 per cent reduction of C02 emissions compared to conventional jet fuel.
We look forward to providing a full update on our progress in 2020. Read our official news release here.