Дата: 20-05-22 09:23
IATA: Net Zero Media Update
Dear Media Friends,
Announcements of forward purchase agreements for Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) by airlines are announced more regularly, as well as encouraging news from major oil companies of intent to increase the production and delivery in the near future. We also see more investments in developing alternative propulsion such as hydrogen or electricity. Infrastructure will play an important role in decarbonizing the industry, and we also see announcements reflecting this imperative.
Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)
During IATA’s Wings of Change Americas event in Chile, which focused on sustainability, LATAM announced wanting to reach 5% of SAF use by 2030, and favoring producers in the Latin America region in the process. Also, Rolls-Royce has signed an agreement with Air bp to reduce carbon emissions from gas turbine testing. Under the agreement, all aviation fuels supplied for engine tests at the Dahlewitz in Germany and the Rolls-Royce facilities in Derby and Bristol in the UK will be a 10% SAF blend.
Leading lenders to the global aviation sector — Bank of America, BNP Paribas, Citi, Crédit Agricole CIB, Société Générale and Standard Chartered — are working together to develop a climate-aligned finance framework to support decarbonization in the aviation industry.
Operations and Infrastructure
In the US, the FAA teamed up with U.S. airports to launch an Airport Climate Challenge to help achieve the Biden-Harris Administration goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. Airports can take advantage of several FAA funding programs to meet this goal, including grants for low- or zero-emissions vehicles, renewable energy production, energy assessments and other efforts. In the UK, Birmingham Airport has published its roadmap to become net zero carbon by 2033.. Air France has launched its “Air France Act” programme, including its new CO2 emission reduction strategy.
In the Middle East, Etihad Airways launched a week of intensive flight tests to reduce carbon emissions by testing operational efficiencies, technology and procedures.
What is SkyNRG?
SkyNRG is a global leader in SAF since 2009. Our mission is to build up SAF capacity for aviation to meet its 2050 net zero commitment and in doing so, significantly reduce the industry’s impact on our environment. The time has come for a new era in aviation, and that’s what we’re here to deliver.
How does SkyNRG operate?
Since 2009, we are a trader, a market maker, a logistic and technology partner and are on our way to becoming a producer as well. Currently we have valuable partnerships through which we source our SAF and then sell it to our customers.
What do you think are the barriers to more SAF uptake?
The biggest barrier for the SAF sector, and any sector actually, will be ensuring there are enough sustainable molecules for its products. All the products which contain a fossil component (from the clothing industry to the fuel industry) will need to replace its fossil content with a biobased alternative. The companies which realize that they need to build and invest in their own sustainable supply chains are the ones that will make it through this transition. Abandoned lands need to be revived, cover crops should be used on every farmland, and green hydrogen should be used at every SAF facility. Only then will the aviation industry maintain its license to operate.
At the moment, only Hydroprocessed Esters and Fatty Acids (HEFA)-based biofuels are commercially available, do you think this will change in the short to medium-term?
Every year we publish ‘the Market Outlook on Sustainable Aviation Fuel’ which shares our expectations regarding the industry’s ramp up pathway, up until 2050. In Europe, we expect HEFA to be the dominant technology used to produce up until 2030, but due to policy changes and the relatively high feedstock prices for waste fat and oil type of feedstocks, the share of PtL and Alcohol-to-Jet SAF will increase drastically after 2030.
Are you optimistic about the future?
I am optimistic regarding the future of the SAF sector. With the (European) obligations set for blending SAF with fossil kerosene, the market will finally take off. This is, of course, a positive development. I am not too optimistic about our planet’s future. Action is being taken too little, too late. The upcoming seven years are critical in preventing even more damage to ourselves and our planet. It is time that everyone starts to take full responsibility of their actions and enable drastic change.
Press office IATA
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