EU infrastructure fund to invest in African clean jet fuel projects

Ahead of an anticipated boom in demand for environmentally sustainable air travel, the European Union is scouting Africa to back clean jet fuel projects under its Global Gateway infrastructure fund. Half of the EU’s 300 billion euro infrastructure plan will be pledged towards the project. Sustainable aviation fuels, or SAFs, are low-carbon fuel alternatives for the aviation industry. They are made from various crops, among other feedstock sources.

Besides SAFs, the Global Gateway infrastructure fund has invested in several projects in Africa, including:

  • Renewable plants
  • Green hydrogen initiatives
  • Vaccines
  • Education projects

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