Sustainable Aviation Solutions

Sustainable Aviation Solutions

Author: ChemistryViews.org

Aviation is responsible for about 2 % of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions. Aviation is the fastest growing means of transport. In 2016, 3.8 billion people traveled by air, and according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the number of passengers is predicted to reach 7.2 billion by 2035. Emissions are expected to almost triple by 2015 with over 2.6 Gr/a of CO2 in a baseline scenario [1]. Carbon neutral growth in aviation is possible but requires that airports, solutions providers, airlines, authorities, local community, and passengers all unite and contribute to more sustainable travelling.

To raise awareness and facilitate dialog in reducing the aviation industry’s carbon footprint, Neste has opened a Decarbonizing Aviation web page. The site features videos, blogs, and news across topics in the decarbonization of aviation debate, from waste materials as sustainable jet fuel for aircraft to changing legislation to passenger perspectives.

Neste is the world’s largest producer of renewable fuels from waste and residues and the leading producer of renewable diesel, with an annual production volume of 2.6 million tons. Renewable jet fuel is one of Neste’s growth areas. Neste has set a target that the proportion of the company’s renewable products sales outside the road traffic fuels increases to 20 % by 2020.

[1] ICAO 2013 Environmental Report, Aviation and Climate Change, Environment Branch of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), 2013.


 

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