UKPIA response to Government policy on SAF mandates

London, 26/07/2022 – Responding to DfT’s Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) Mandate, UKPIA supports the implementation of a SAF mandate to promote the deployment of SAF in the UK.

As the mandate states, using multiple technology pathways focused on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions is the most efficient way to implement low carbon intensity SAFs in the aviation fuel supply chain.

The SAF mandate, which is expected to enter into force in 2025 and is planned to reach a minimum rate of 10% by 2030, is aimed to support the deployment of SAFs in the UK.

The UKPIA membership, including SAF producers and suppliers, are supportive of the approach the DfT has taken on prioritising GHG emissions reductions – focussing on the outcome of reducing emissions per litre of fuel will allow multiple technologies to develop to help deploy low carbon intensity SAF at scale in future.

Quotes attributed to UKPIA’s Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth de Jong: 

“This is an exciting time for SAFs in this country and we hope today’s announcement will see SAF development begin to take place at scale in the UK. We saw at COP26 that sustainable aviation is already workable with SAFs being bought to cover all of the London to Scotland flights by British Airways. However, the SAF mandate is about making SAF a more regular part of the supply chain.

I hope that our members – those already engaged on SAFs and those in the wider aviation fuels supply chain - can build on today’s foundations.  We’ll keep working with the DfT to make sure that ambitions remain high and that the business case keeps developing so that deployment of these fuels, which will be vital to 2050 and beyond, can soon begin at scale.”

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 Notes to Editors:  

  • UKPIA represents eight oil refining and marketing companies that operate the six major oil refineries in the UK and source over 85% of the transport fuels used. UKPIA members also own around 1,250 of the UK's 8,000+ filling stations in the UK. UKPIA’s associate members are made up of a wide range of companies - from heating fuel supply and LNG imports, renewable and sustainable fuel producers, to terminals and pipelines - all providing a range of essential services across the industry.
  • UKPIA expects to take part in the next consultation in the autumn of 2022.


  • Andrew Tristem, Communications Specialist, 07468 694730
  • Jamie Baker, Director of External Relations, 07468 694731
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