Tag: net-zero

SAF industry needs to upscale 1,600 times to meet net zero targets

The sustainable aviation fuel industry would have to increase by 1,600 times its current size to meet the aviation sector's 2050 net zero carbon emissions target, according to one UK-based SAF producer. James Hygate, founder and CEO of Firefly, which makes SAF from sewage, claimed that for the in...

UK regulator launches hydrogen project to ‘explore potential’ of alternative fuel

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has launched a challenge for the aviation industry to help leverage the potential of hydrogen as a zero carbon emissions aviation fuel. As hydrogen as an aviation fuel is at an early stage of development, the regulator says the sector does not yet have a comprehens...

UK: Farnborough Airport sells millionth litre of SAF

UK: Farnborough Airport sells millionth litre of SAF

Farnborough Airport today announced the sale of its millionth litre of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), which it says highlights its aim to be a sustainability showcase for airports around the world. Having begun to offer SAF to all its customers in 2021, Farnborough Airport has become one of the l...

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What are UK climate activists saying about the aviation sector?

With the global aviation industry focusing increasingly on climate consciousness and looking at ways to fly more sustainably, companies are keen to show they're doing their bit - from the airlines and airports to the manufacturers and major fuel companies. But in spite of the international indust...

Delta Air Lines aircraft.

Delta Air Lines awarded top prizes for sustainability efforts

In this year’s Sky Team Alliance Sustainable Flight Challenge, Delta took home two top prizes as they are celebrated for their sustainability efforts. Delta won awards for the Lowest CO2 Ground Emissions Home Base for electric ground support and Best Innovation Wildcard for several high-qualit...

Tiger GSE zero carbon tractor.

Tiger GSE ‘electrifies’ industry with new conversion kit

Tiger GSE says it is "reducing the financial burden of electrification" with a new, "first-of-its-kind" conversion kit for tractors. With an industry goal of net-zero emissions by 2050, airports worldwide are working toward a sustainable future, and electrifying ground support equipment (GSE) can m...

Hydrogen-powered flights - airbus

easyJet, Rolls-Royce and Airbus call on UK to fund hydrogen-powered flying

easyJet, Rolls-Royce and Airbus have joined forces to try to position Britain at the forefront of hydrogen-powered flying as the aviation industry looks increasingly to decarbonise by 2050. The three companies, along with  Ørsted, GKN Aerospace and Bristol Airport, have established a new group ...

Sheffield University to be biggest green hydrogen producer and drive development of sustainable aviation fuels

The University of Sheffield is set to produce more green hydrogen than any other UK research centre, thanks to new equipment that will support vital research to help decarbonise the aviation industry. Sheffield’s Energy Institute is installing a new hydrogen electrolyser - technology that produ...

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Will the global aviation industry reach its 2050 net-zero target?

With international efforts to combat climate change ever increasing, aviation is often seen as one of the largest contributors to carbon emissions. According to the International Energy Agency, the aviation industry accounted for 2% of energy-related emissions globally last year “having grown f...

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