The U.S. Transportation Department will be collaborating with the nation’s top research institutes as part of the larger Aviation Climate Action Plan that was released last month to create a sustainable aviation fuel supply chain across different regions in the United States. More than $1.4 million will be allocated to five universities in order to sponsor the research. This research initiative is the first of its kind and has a goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. “Sustainable aviation fuels are a critical part of meeting our climate goals for aviation, and we want to help that industry grow and create jobs right here in the U.S.,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “These funds will help build regional supply chains so that communities across our country - many of them rural - feel the economic benefits of producing sustainable aviation fuel.” Learn more from the full press release here.