Department for Transport

An independent report and government response regarding the UK's potential for producing sustainable aviation fuels (SAF).

In October 2022, the Department for Transport (DfT) commissioned an independent report by Philip New to help understand the conditions needed to create a viable long-term sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) industry in the UK.

The report builds on evidence gathered by DfT and from Philip New’s own investigations and interviews with relevant parties. The conclusions are his own and do not represent government policy.

The response reflects the government’s views on the report’s findings and recommendations. It also confirms that the government will continue to work in partnership with stakeholders and, if required, following that work, launch a formal government consultation in the summer.