November 29 (Renewables Now) - Two private companies and a Canadian non-profit organisation have partnered with Vancouver Airport Authority to launch BioPortYVR, a project aimed at increasing the supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and ensuring its wider adoption across Canada.
The Green Aviation Research and Development Network (GARDN), a non-profit funded by the government and the Canadian aerospace industry, has commissioned the project and will work with Dutch SAF supplier SkyNRG and the Waterfall Group, a Canada-based renewable fuels company.
The BioPortYVR project will first produce a comprehensive feasibility study to assess the implementation of an integrated SAF supply chain in British Columbia, SkyNRG said in a press statement. The study will be completed in March 2020.
The project partners will explore the viability of setting up regional supply chains to distribute SAF to Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and surrounding airports through demand centres known as BioPorts.
SkyNRG said the partners will approach industry, government and other stakeholders in the coming months in a bid to develop actionable recommendations for the introduction of SAF at the Vancouver airport.