The Renewable Fuels Association today thanked Sens. Jerry Moran (R-KS), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) for the introduction in the Senate of the Farm to Fly Act, which would help sustainable aviation fuels create new markets for America’s farmers. Among its provisions, the bill would affirm a common definition of SAF for USDA purposes, to enable U.S. crops to most effectively contribute to sustainable aviation via renewable fuels like ethanol.
“RFA strongly supports the Farm to Fly Act, and we truly appreciate Sen. Moran—along with cosponsors Sens. Klobuchar and Ernst—and their effort to move forward this important legislation that creates more clarity and stability around the development of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) made from U.S. crops,” said RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper. “This bill helps position SAF for takeoff by ensuring the best available science and modeling tools are used to calculate the carbon benefits of homegrown renewable fuels.”
A companion bill was introduced in the House in November.