As we have been reporting in this digest; it’s all about the GREEN. Green aviation fuels that is. Green aviation fuels also known as sustainable aviation fuels have been all the rage over the past couple of years. Particularly in Europe and the United States. Here are some new updates on the push toward sustainable aviation fuels.
How Clean Aviation is spearheading Europe’s decarbonisation drive
Amid a blizzard of desperately contrived acronyms – Cavendish, Newborn, Ofelia to name but three – the EU’s Clean Aviation programme on 27 September revealed the 20 research projects selected as part of the initiative’s first phase. Designed to spearhead aviation’s drive to decarbonisation, the 20 projects will share €736 million ($718 million) in European funding.
By Dominic Perry | FlightGlobal
Archer Aviation Sets Production Goal of 2,000 Aircraft Annually
Archer Aviation Inc. said it plans to produce about 250 eVTOL aircraft in 2025 and gradually increase production to about 2,000 vehicles annually. The timeline is contingent upon the company’s planned production model, known as Midnight, gaining certification, which Archer says it expects in 2024. The California start-up, which currently is not geared up for mass manufacturing, has also set a lofty plan to build 500 aircraft in 2026 and 650 in 2027 on its way to full production.
By Jonathan Welsh | FLYING Magazine
Sustainable aviation fuel production ‘must expand beyond OECD to cut emissions’
The use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) is the main tool to decarbonise the global aviation industry over the next five to 10 years, but production needs to extend beyond high-income countries to meet demand for jet fuel, according to the World Bank. Their production must expand outside countries in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to meet growing jet fuel demand and reduce the industry’s carbon emissions, the Washington-based lender said in a new report.
By Deena Kamel | The National News
Electric planes: the battery tech helping to decarbonise aviation
The rapid development of rechargeable batteries in the automotive industry is now providing an opportunity for electric planes to slash the carbon footprint of the aviation sector. Before the end of this decade, it will be possible to fly up to 500km on one electric flight in a plane carrying several dozen passengers. Travel will be quieter, without condensation trails and carbon-free.
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