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Azure Sustainable Fuels

Green Infrastructure
Calgary, Alberta
$8.4 million (Project Acceleration)
Azure Sustainable Fuels

Azure Sustainable Fuels Front-End Engineering and Design (“FEED”) Study

Study will evaluate a proposed sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) source which can reduce aviation emissions by up to 80%.

Fast facts

SAF are produced by Canadian agricultural products such as canola and soybean oil
Production will help create new green jobs and support Canada’s agricultural sector
Near-term solution to reduce the aviation industry’s carbon footprint without modifying existing aircraft engines or infrastructure

We are lending $8.4 million to support the FEED study of Azure’s planned sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) production study on track to be completed in 2024. The CIB’s funding helps support Azure’s critical path of producing SAF by 2027, which could contribute materially to helping Canada meet its climate goal of net zero emissions by 2050.

With the International Coordinating Council of Aerospace Industries Associations committing to adopt 100 per cent SAF capability by 2030 for all commercial and military aircraft, the sustainable fuel market is expected to grow significantly. As demand increases, SAF, produced by Canadian products such as canola and soybean oil, is expected to add long-term value to the agricultural sector.

Benefits of CIB’s Involvement

The CIB is leveraging Accelerator Funding to include FEED capital expenditures being undertaken by the private sector to advance energy transition projects in Canada, including carbon capture and sequestration, hydrogen production and transportation, and clean fuels.

By providing the FEED study capital, we can accelerate future investment partnerships and advance more projects from the conception to the completion phase.

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drawing of man with boy wearing cowboy hat sitting on his shoulders pointing up at a plane in the sky, while standing in a field.
Small commuter jet plane on runway with a sunset in the distance
Plane wing in the sky with sun shining through a cloudy background

Azure is pleased to be partnering with the CIB to progress our plans to provide a significant source of SAF to global markets and support the transition to a more renewable future. We look forward to continuing to advance this exciting opportunity.

Douglas Cole, Chief Executive Officer
Government of Canada

Today in Manitoba, we announced a significant investment to seize global economic opportunities and help position Manitoba and Canada as leaders in the future of Sustainable Aviation Fuel production. These clean fuel projects will help create good jobs and grow the economy, all while reducing pollution on the path to net zero.

Hon. Jonathan Wilkinson