Can the sustainable aviation industry respond quickly enough to meet the demand for these alternatives to fossil fuels? With net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, and airlines, airports, manufacturers, producers, and regulators committing to transition away from fossil fuels, can the industry achieve this transition? Sustainable aviation fuel is a drop-in fuel solution that helps the aviation industry to reduce its carbon emissions straight away by up to 80%. Neste is the leading producer of sustainable aviation fuel. They are increasing global production 15x. Others, like IAG airlines, are actively pursuing opportunities which can accelerate production.”
Mandates certainly help, but there needs to be more flexibility on the criteria for eligible feedstocks. Things like turning municipal waste into fuel and using green hydrogen will help keep prices competitive. Undoubtedly, the industry is headed in the right direction, and the maritime industry seems right in line to be next. The question is how fast everyone working together can bring things to fruition in this transition.
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