An airplane flying, with a trailer of biofuel in the foreground.

The Department of Energy today announced the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Grand Challenge, a government-wide effort to reduce the cost, enhance the sustainability, and expand the production and use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). The effort is part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s overall strategy to decarbonize the aviation sector by 2050. Read more in the White House fact sheet.

Commercial-scale SAF projects that utilize innovative technology and avoid, reduce, or sequester greenhouse gas emissions and meet other program requirements may be eligible for loan guarantees under the LPO’s Title 17 Innovative Energy Loan Guarantee Program. LPO has received strong interest from SAF project developers about the potential for DOE financing of SAF production facilities.

To engage with LPO staff for a pre-application consultation for your proposed SAF project, please email It would be helpful to provide a brief description of the project, preliminary greenhouse gas avoided/reduction estimates, estimated costs and timeline, and location (if known).