Date/Time:  TBA
Format – in-person stakeholder engagement session at KU


  • Alejandro Rios-Galvan (Director – Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, UAE)


  • Aircraft operators: Etihad Airways, Emirates, Fly Dubai, Air Arabia
  • Airports: Abu Dhabi Airports Company, Dubai Airports, Sharjah International Airport
  • Aircraft manufacturers: The Boeing Company, Airbus
  • Engine manufacturers: Rolls-Royce, GE, CFM, Safran

Oil & Gas

  • Producers: Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, Emirates National Oil Company, Saudi ARAMCO, BP, Shell, Oxy, ExxonMobil, Total, ENI
  • Technology providers: UOP-Honeywell, Axens

Support industries

  • Energy: Masdar, Siemens, Marubeni, Lanzatech, AVL


  • Federal: Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, Ministry of Energy and Industry, Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Economy, General Civil Aviation Authority
  • State/Local: Environment Agency Abu Dhabi, Department of Energy, Department of Municipalities and Transport
  • Companies: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, Abu Dhabi Power Corporation, Emirates Water and Electricity Company, Tadweer


  • Universities: Khalifa University of Science and Technology, NYU Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates University, American University of Sharjah

International Organizations

  • Aviation: International Civil Aviation Organization, International Air Transport Association, Airports Council International
  • Non-Governmental Organizations: Emirates Nature WWF
  • Energy: International Renewable Energy Agency


  • Banks: HSBC, First Abu Dhabi Bank, etc.
  • Others: Abu Dhabi Global Markets, Mubadala

SAF Producers

  • Projects: Fulcrum Bioenergy, Velocys, Neste Oil, World Energy, Lanzatech

The session will focus on communicating the following objectives:

  • Establish SAFI-UAE and define the work program
  • Engage and recruit all the necessary stakeholders to participate in SAFI
  • Work on defining the best pathways to focus on for establishing pilot/demonstration projects for at least 3 of the feedstock/conversion pathways

The purpose of SAFI-UAE will be to underpin the creation of the SAF industry in the UAE. It will reinforce the overall objective of creating a knowledge-based economy and confirm the UAE’s position as a world leader in the energy and aviation sectors by creating viable business models for the production of SAF.