Airlines striving to reduce increasing carbon emissions
February 4, 2021
By Canadian Biomass Magazine
With air travel accounting for between three and five per cent of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions, the aviation industry is striving to reduce its impact on climate change.
Airbus is hoping to become the first aircraft manufacturer to introduce a zero-emissions aircraft to the commercial market. CBC News reports some airlines are considering a hybrid solution to fuel planes, with a mix of batteries and jet fuel. There is also a focus on the development of a cleaner type of fuel made from biomass, municipal solid waste and other sources.
“Large airlines are constrained in terms of what they can do,” Jimmy Samartzis, CEO of LanzaJet, told CBC News. “Sustainable aviation fuel is, we think, that solution — especially in the next couple decades, if not longer.”
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