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DOE-Progress Toward Meeting the Goals of the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Grand Challenge Webinar 2/23

Join the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. ET, for a webinar titled, “DOE’s Progress Toward Meeting the Goals of the Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Grand Challenge.” The SAF Grand Challenge is a government-wide commitment to scale up production of SAF to 35 billion gallons per year by 2050 and reduce lifecycle aviation greenhouse gas emissions by 50% compared to conventional fuel.

The upcoming webinar is an effort to increase SAF awareness and communicate the progress and impact of the SAF Grand Challenge. Attendees will learn about DOE’s focus on:

  • SAF priorities and program alignment with the SAF Grand Challenge Roadmap,

  • Implementation planning, and

  • Stakeholder engagement and outreach.

The webinar will feature speakers from BETO, including Director Dr. Valerie Reed, who will share information about the six actions areas outlined in the Roadmap that support the Grand Challenge goals. Scheduled BETO speakers include:

  • Dr. Valerie Reed: Director – Program Overview

  • Zia Haq: Senior Analyst - SAF Overview and Enabling End Use

  • Dr. Art Wiselogel: ORISE Fellow – Feedstock Innovation

  • Dr. Ian Rowe: Technology Manager, Conversion R&D - Conversion Innovation

  • Dr. Mark Shmorhun: Technology Manager, Systems, Development, and Integration - Building Regional SAF Supply Chains

  • Andrea Bailey: Technology Manager, Data, Modeling, and Analysis – Policy and Valuation Analysis

  • Sheila Dillard: Communications Lead – Communicating Progress and Building Support

Attendees can submit questions prior to the event, no later than February 17, 2023, by sending an email to Learn more and register today to find out how DOE is working to scale up new technologies and rapidly commercialize SAFs, the key to sustainable air travel!

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