World-class team of aviation, finance and climate experts create innovative financial ecosystem to accelerate production and uptake of SAF, facilitating aviation’s path to net zero
DUBLIN, Ireland (23 January 2024) – Responding to the pressing need to decarbonize aviation, a world-class team of aviation, Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and climate experts, are creating a faster path to reach net-zero goals.
Future Energy Global, led by former GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) Head of Portfolio Strategy Natasha Mann, launches an innovative financial ecosystem to accelerate the production and uptake of SAF.
“The future is now,” said Mann. “Given the size, scope and urgency of the need to scale SAF, collaboration is crucial. Future Energy Global’s pre-purchasing ecosystem brings investors, suppliers and buyers together, unlocking the capital to make that a reality.”
To reach net zero, SAF production needs to scale one thousandfold from 500 million liters to 500 billion liters between now and 2050. Future Energy Global aims to accelerate the more than trillion dollars of infrastructure investment needed to enact it.
A World-Class Team of Experts
Joining Mann, an expert in aviation ecosystems and finance, is Co-Founder Isabel Galiana, a climate change economist and entrepreneur who led and founded NeuroFlex, a now global medical device company. Galiana has consulted for various governments, the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, the United Nations and the Copenhagen Consensus as well as published numerous papers on the challenges of accelerating low-carbon technological change.
Future Energy Global is served by an advisory team composed of recognized SAF, aviation, investment, and sustainability experts, including:
- Thorsten Lange, former EVP of Neste’s renewable aviation business
- Liam Cheung, Founder and Director of VC Investments for Tactico
- Magni Arge, former CEO of Atlantic Airways and Co-Founder of Ocean Rainforest, a leading seaweed company backed by the WWF
- Patrick Edmond, Managing Director of Altair Advisory and Advisory Board member of Green Mobility Magazine
Also acting as advisory partner to ensure environmental integrity is Climate and Nature Solutions, a Canadian climate change-focused firm that seeks to accelerate the transition to a net-zero, nature-positive future. Founder Catherine McKenna has served as Canada’s former Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Minister of Infrastructure and Chair of UN’s Expert Group on Net Zero.
Future Energy Global is backed by Aviation Partners, the world leader in advanced winglet technology that has saved more than 140M tons of CO2 emissions through its products.
“Future Energy Global represents sustainability in action, providing the leadership, technology and experience to make widespread SAF use achievable,” said Aviation Partners President Gary Dunn. “It is a critical step that invests in everyone’s future.”
About Future Energy Global
Future Energy Global is an integrity-led financial services company that has developed an innovative Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) pre-purchasing ecosystem that accelerates the flow of capital to meet aviation’s net-zero goals.
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