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Last year the global airline fleet consumed billion litres of fossil fuels and pumped more than million tonnes of carbon emissions into the atmosphere. But make no mistake, this is a black swan event. What may surprise you is this is not new thinking. Back inthe aviation industry set out aggressive targets to cut emission levels by But the next 10 years are critical to getting on a path to achieving those targets.
Already nearlyflights have flown on a mixture of SAF and regular jet fuel. It can be made from a wide variety of sources - used cooking oil, urban or agricultural waste, non-food crops, even algae — and it can be dropped straight into modern jet engines or without any need of modification.
We call it sustainable because a key requirement of producing SAF is that the feedstock used cannot come from sources that compete with food crops, high carbon stock land, or create environmental degradation. And critically, unlike oil SAF feedstock can be continuously renewed.
Independent studies show there is enough sustainable feedstock to power the entire airline fleet. It sounds perfect, but there is one big problem. We must ramp that up dramatically. To develop it on a truly global scale requires a step-change in production levels, and that involves government.
Investment, subsidies, tax breaks — are just some of the policies needed to encourage the private sector to produce SAF. Now is a perfect time to develop a SAF industry. It will create jobs of the 21 st century, provide energy security and tackle climate change.
By Robert Boyd, Assistant Director Aviation Environment and IATA lead on Sustainable Aviation Fuel Last year the global airline fleet consumed billion litres of fossil fuels and pumped more than million tonnes of carbon emissions into the atmosphere. Yes, Got It.Saf looking to settle down
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