In order to promote the decarbonization of the sky, the Ministry of the Environment aims to produce domestically the alternative aircraft fuel "SAF", which is said to greatly reduce carbon dioxide emissions. solidified.

“SAF” is jet fuel made from plants and waste, and is said to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 80% compared to conventional fuel. The goal is to replace 10% of

There are issues such as the stable procurement of raw materials and initial investment costs, and currently there is almost no full-scale production in Japan. increase.

Under these circumstances, the Ministry of the Environment intends to support demonstration projects for the production of SAF in Japan, and has a policy of providing financial support for plant maintenance and technical demonstrations for the production of SAF by companies and research institutes. hardened.

The Ministry of the Environment plans to include 5 billion yen as a demonstration project for building a system that circulates waste and resources, such as conversion to SAF, in the budget request for next fiscal year.

As the demand for SAF increases worldwide, the Ministry of the Environment wants to support domestic production and further accelerate the movement toward decarbonization.