Boeing and the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) have embarked on a collaborative effort to study and scale sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production in Southeast Asia. This joint initiative holds significant promise in facilitating sustainable growth and aiding the aviation industry's target of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.SAF presents a compelling opportunity to reduce carbon emissions in the aviation sector by up to 80% compared to traditional petroleum jet fuel throughout its life cycle. Currently, global SAF supply only accounts for a mere 0.1% of jet fuel consumption. However, the Asia-Pacific region, with its abundant feedstock supply, has the potential to play a pivotal role, contributing up to 40% of the global supply.The initial phase of the study will focus on evaluating the sustainable scalability of SAF production in Southeast Asia. This assessment will encompass an analysis of feedstock availability and sustainability across the region, as well as the examination of the policy environment surrounding sustainable feedstocks. Furthermore, the study will assess the technical and economic viability of various SAF production pathways. The findings and recommendations will be made available to the public in the first quarter of 2024.Arianna Baldo, the program director for RSB, expressed enthusiasm for the partnership, highlighting the aim to support the regional aviation sector in its decarbonization efforts while considering broader sustainability impacts on the environment and society.Boeing, committed to delivering 100% SAF-compatible airplanes by 2030, is actively expanding the regional and global supply of SAF as part of its sustainability agenda. Jacqueline Lam, sustainability lead for Boeing in Southeast Asia, emphasized the importance of expanding SAF supply to achieve aviation decarbonization goals. Lam expects that the study's evidence-based and data-driven recommendations will promote the development of the SAF industry in Southeast Asia.To ensure comprehensive expertise and insight, Boeing and RSB have established an advisory group comprising key stakeholders, including policymakers, companies, and environmental and financial institutions. Throughout the study's progress, additional stakeholders will be consulted. This project builds upon the long-standing partnership between Boeing and RSB, which has explored SAF feedstock opportunities in different regions worldwide, including Ethiopia, South Africa, and Brazil.Boeing, as a leading global aerospace company, is dedicated to developing, manufacturing, and servicing commercial airplanes, defense products, and space systems. With a diverse global supplier base, the company prioritizes economic opportunity, sustainability, and community impact. Committed to innovation, sustainability, and core values of safety, quality, and integrity, Boeing invites individuals to join their team and discover their purpose at boeing.com/careers.The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) is a globally recognized non-profit and multi-stakeholder organization that promotes the development of a sustainable bio-circular economy. RSB has established the world's most trusted and peer-reviewed certification standard for sustainable bio-based and circular fuels and materials. It offers credible tools and solutions for sustainability, mitigating business risk and contributing to the achievement of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.