new generation of sustainable aviation fuel is being made from recycled materials like cooking oil or municipal waste. In comparison to fossil fuels, they can reduce CO2 emissions by 80%.
Technological innovation has changed many aspects of aviation in recent decades, significantly improving the sustainability of flight. Today, aircraft emit 80% fewer CO2 emissions per seat kilometre than they did 50 years ago. Despite the industry’s progress, however, one crucial element of aviation has remained relatively unchanged: fossil-based aircraft fuel.
Cleaner alternative propulsion technologies, such as electric, hybrid-electric and hydrogen, are under development. However, as they are unlikely to be commercially available until the 2030s, more immediate solutions are required. Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) can help.