4AIR, experts in reducing aviation emissions and promoting sustainability, has recently announced the launch of a digital registry in order to document, trace, and account for the sustainability benefits of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). The Assure SAF Registry will be used to provide transparency to emission claims around SAF while maximizing the value for the operator. Continue reading to learn more.
- 4AIR announces the launch of Assure SAF Registry – a digital registry for documenting, tracing and accounting for the sustainability benefits of SAF
- The digital registry will serve as a SAF data exchange, providing more transparent supply chain accounting and maximizing the incentive value available to SAF users
- Key focuses are on verifying ownership, sustainability and blending information for each unit of SAF
BOSTON, May 22, 2023 – 4AIR, which helps companies offset their emissions, use Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), and drive technological change, today announced the launch of Assure SAF Registry, a blockchain-based web registry designed to document, trace and account for the sustainability attributes of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).
The Assure SAF Registry provides complete transparency about the type of SAF purchased, the feedstock used, the blend of the fuel, and any sustainability certifications earned or regulatory programs for which the fuel may be eligible. The registry is designed for both physical and book and claim supply chains of SAF and will simplify inventory accounting and prevent double-counting of benefits. All while protecting suppliers’ commercially sensitive and confidential data. By uniquely addressing a SAF tracking need for fuel suppliers, FBOs, airlines, and operators, within the physical supply chain, the registry can unlock the opportunity for a robust book and claim tracking system as well.”
Leveraging the expertise gained through the documentation of 5.8 million gallons of SAF over the last 2 years, 4AIR created a registry that addresses the most challenging pain points found when tracing the usage of SAF. Usually, SAF is co-mingled in airport pipelines or fuel farms under mass balance or book and claim chains of custody, making it laborious to document, particularly when trying to retain information for regulatory claims from the use of the fuel.
The Assure SAF Registry serializes each unit of fuel and is linked to a specific owner and batch of SAF. This ensures that only one owner can ever claim a specific quantity of fuel and that sustainability characteristics are consistently and accurately communicated through various owners, providing confidence in the ownership and emissions accounting up and down the SAF supply chain.