The official certificate of funding for the M2SAF project was presented to the representatives of the M2SAF consortium in Frankfurt. As part of the overall concept of renewable fuels, the M2SAF development project is being funded to the tune of EUR 3.1 million by the Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport BMDV. The 2.5-year development project had a successful start in August 2022 with the first activities. A development platform for PtL fuels, which will demonstrate production on a semi-industrial scale and support the market ramp-up of PtL fuels, is being coordinated by NOW GmbH and implemented by the project lead VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH.In addition to catalyst development, process development, plant integration and the design of a demo plant, the project also includes technological-economic and environmental analysis as well as related support for the certification and analysis of the new jet fuels.BASF, Thyssenkrupp, OMV, DLR and ASG are part of M2SAF consortium. The consortium of the Methanol-to-SAF project “M2SAF” sees five companies from the entire value chain joining forces with the aim of developing a novel process technology to facilitate the selective production of SAF that can be used as a drop-in fuel up to 100%. This production process should generate only minimal additional CO2 emissions and be easy to integrate into existing production plants. The starting point of the process is sustainably produced methanol from CO2 and green hydrogen.The strong growth of the aviation industry requires solutions to mitigate the effects aviation has on the climate. Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) can play an important part in reducing CO2 emissions and the environmental impact of the aviation industry.