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EU to Fund Greener Aviation Practices in Africa

The EU has pledged to dedicate half of its €300bn infrastructure plan, seen as a rival to China’s Belt and Road Initiative, to Africa. The fund has already backed renewable plants, green hydrogen initiatives, vaccines and education projects in Africa, and the official said it was now looking into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). SAFs are low-carbon fuel alternatives for the aviation industry and can be made from various crops among other feedstock sources. The EU will launch a 4 million euro capacity-building project by Dec. 31 to support SAF feasibility studies and certification in 11 African countries and India.