ISRAEL - New Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Arno Froese

A novel method for producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) will be advanced through the establishment of CarboNGV, a joint venture between the Ralco Group and the Blechner Center for Industrial Catalysis and Process Development represented by BGN Technologies, the tech-transfer company of Ben-Gurion University.

The technology can transform a vast array of materials and feedstock, including industrial waste, into synthetic fuel.

SAF is a key element in the aviation industry’s goal of slashing carbon emissions to net zero by 2050. The European Commission is leading the charge with its “Fit for 55” legislative package, which includes a blending mandate for aviation fuel suppliers. This mandate will become effective in 2025, starting with a modest 2% SAF blend, gradually ascending to a commanding 70% by 2050., 20 February 2024

Arno's Commentary

The fact that this “synthetic fuel” originates in Israel is not surprising. lists Israel in sixth place among the world’s most technologically advanced countries. South Korea is number one, followed by the US, Taiwan, Denmark, and Switzerland. One must keep in mind that this places Israel ahead of well-developed countries such as Finland, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, UK, Germany, and even Japan. 

The goal is to “transform a vast array of materials and feedstock, including industrial waste, into synthetic fuel.” 

The world never has produced so much energy as today. Also, in the future, the majority of this energy is supposed to be carbon-friendly; in this case, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). 

Will it be successful? There is little to no doubt. One just needs to compare energy efficient motor vehicles of today with those 50 years ago. lists miles per gallon for US vehicles: 12 mpg in 1974; by 2010, it was 17.5 mpg. For 2024, a mid-sized hybrid car with 2-liter, 4-cylinder engine reached 57 mpg. 

While this may be somewhat exaggerated, there is no question about the continued progress in consuming less energy to travel much greater distances. Never in human history has man traveled more often and further than today. There is no comparison when it comes to modern comfort as opposed to that of ancient times. Even a king, queen, or emperor was dependent on “horsepower,” suffered dusty roads, and in some cases the danger of attack. 

Today, we drive vehicles at high speeds on smooth surfaces, independent of the weather. We ride in temperature-controlled comfort on hot and cold days alike. In plain words, we never had it so good. 

To Israel, the prophet Jeremiah advised the people on the good way and how to find rest for your souls: “Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein” (Jeremiah 6:16).

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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