The aviation industry aims to cut its environmental footprint and contribute to society’s shift towards decarbonisation. In order to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, air travel will have to make emission cuts and now the discussion is focusing on how exactly to do that.
International aviation has pledged to offset all emission growth as of next year but changes to how aircraft are actually operated are also in the offing. Options range from greening the types of fuel used to completely changing how planes are powered.
Air travel is on the cusp of what could be a green revolution, as pressure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and new initiatives aimed at reducing clean power costs begin to capture attention.
Airlines are at the forefront of changes made to the way the aviation industry does business. When it comes to what to fuel aircraft with, carriers are increasingly turning to greener options. EURACTIV spoke to an airline executive about that fuel shift.
We already know that Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) provides cleaner alternatives to fossil fuels, achieving up to 80% reduction in lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions compared to fossil jet fuels. But what is less well known is the fact that …