The Aviation Industry Is Investing In Sustainable Fuel, But More Is Needed

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  • Date: 21-Mar-2023
  • Source: Forbes
  • Sector:Transport
  • Country:UAE
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The Aviation Industry Is Investing In Sustainable Fuel, But More Is Needed

Share to Linkedin Ground crews prepare an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, powering one of its engines with a ... [+] hundred per cent Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), for a demonstration flight at the Dubai International Airport in Dubai, on January 30, 2023. The U. S. airline industry has set an ambitious goal to be net carbon neutral by 2050. To some this may seem like a long way off, but consider this is an industry worldwide that was built on using fossil fuels. Given the long lead time and risk to develop new aircraft, 2050 seems like it's right around the corner. The two most popular commercial planes in the world, the Boeing 737 family and the Airbus A320 family, first took to the skies 56 and 36 years ago, respectively. The newer models are of course more efficient than these first models, but the underlying engineering for both planes is decades old. Sustainable aircraft fuel, or SAF, is one encouraging development for a more sustainable airline future. SAF uses fossil fuel by-products or plant based sources to create fuel for existing aircraft engines. With enough SAF, world airlines could become almost immediately net carbon neutral because their energy needs

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