Under the Global Gateway infrastructure fund, the EU concentrates on initiatives including sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in Africa.
A bold 300 billion euro proposal commits half to infrastructure projects in Africa, including those involving clean jet fuel.
The partnership intends to advance SAF manufacturing, lower emissions in the aviation industry, and promote environmentally friendly air travel.
According to an EU official, the EU is looking into supporting clean jet fuel projects in Africa through its Global Gateway infrastructure fund in anticipation of an anticipated rise in demand for environmentally friendly air travel.
The EU has pledged to allocate half of its 300 billion euro ($324 billion) infrastructure plan to Africa, competing with China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
According to the spokesman, the fund is currently looking into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), and it has previously funded initiatives for green hydrogen, immunizations, and educational programs in Africa.
According to Stefan De Keersmaecker, a spokesman for the European Commission, “in the context of the Global Gateway, the Commission is currently looking into possible co-financing mechanisms and guarantee instruments.” “The African continent has great potential for SAF production,” he noted.