English TIPS Week 9

Good morning fellow travelers!
Today we’re going to welcome our SDOP friends. Every week you will have some English TIPS in your mailbox. And if you have any suggestion about a piece of information you want to see here, feel free to tell us by sending a e-mail to alinebarrosamb@decea.mil.br.
Here we go …
“Fasten your seatbelts. The take-off for cleaner skies starts now with our Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) solutions.”
What is it and Why is it important?

SAF is fuel produced by agricultural, feedstock (matéria-prima), used cooking oils, forest waste (desperdício), solid waste and even algae (alga, planta marinha). So, basically SAF is a new type of biofuel which have similar properties of that of a conventional jet fuel but with a smaller carbon footprint (measurement of the amount of carbon that their activities produce). Improving sustainability is important to the airlines, their passengers and – most of all – to the planet which will all benefit from this technology. 

                                             SAF   VS   Traditional Fuels
  • SAF are produced from sustainable methods and recycles the waste products;
  • SAF also helps the local environment and air to be cleaner and better;
  • Any aircraft certified for using the current specification of jet fuel can use SAF; 
  • It provides carbon reduction of up to 80% compared to the traditional jet fuel.
  • At the moment, production of SAF is limited;
  • Another downside of SAF is that it is more costly than the traditional fuels.
See you next week!

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