Project Speedbird secures more funding towards sustainability goals

Project Speedbird – a partnership between Nova Pangaea Technologies, LanzaJet and British Airways – has secured £9 million from the UK Government’s Advanced Fuels Fund (AFF) competition.

The project will produce 102 million litres of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) per year, reducing CO2 emissions by 230,000 tonnes per year, the equivalent of approximately 26,000 British Airways domestic flights*.

Project Speedbird will produce Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) at full capacity by 2028, supporting progress towards the UK’s SAF mandate which will require at least 10% of jet fuel used by airlines to be made from sustainable feedstocks by 2030.

It is hoped that the funding will help establish the UK as a world-leader in SAF production and the decarbonisation of aviation.

*based on the calculated average UK domestic route from 2019 data.