Why was FGA set up?
While Sarah was business developing for www.jetfuelfromwaste.com she realised after some time that the city, capital investors and the financial institutes were not ready to make the jump to invest in biofuel technology (10 years in the making), there was much apprehension, quite a bit of lack of knowledge and it was very early stages. SAF/biofuel/renewable jet fuel was not on the agenda, not part of many grant programmes and it became apparent that the next funding would not be found within 12 months and the grant would run out. Leads became weak, talk didn’t eventuate to commitments, customers were not ready, airlines could not commit to paying 3 times the price of fossil fuel for this new greener fuel and policy was not encouraging investors to take the plunge. Was this the end of the project? No, this was the start of FGA.
We advocate, we build connections, we work to remove barriers, we lobby for policy change and we talk to decision makers. We are part of the debate, we are part of the movement and we lead the conversation wherever we go. We mobilise and we amplify innovation in the aviation industry.
We believe through an alliance we can fly green.