Aviation is plotting a sustainable course

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Aviation is plotting a sustainable course. Modern aviation had never seen a year like 2020. And it begs the question: Can sustainable aviation finally get off the ground? In 2016, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a U.N.

Amazon aims to clean up aviation

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Amazon aims to clean up aviation. The aviation sector in a pandemic has 99 problems. And if you look at the aviation industry's historical pledges to add in bio-based jet fuels, before the pandemic, it's fallen woefully short. Aviation. Katie Fehrenbacher.

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UN aviation body ditches older carbon credits from offsetting scheme

GreenBiz

Some green groups welcome International Civil Aviation Organization's decision to exclude 'questionable' carbon credits from the industry's Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation. Aviation Carbon Policy COVID-19 offsets Transportation & Mobility

Can Shell help pilot a new era of sustainable aviation?

GreenBiz

Can Shell help pilot a new era of sustainable aviation? And it may seem unlikely that an industry as carbon-intensive as aviation — a hard-to-abate sector, in the argot of the climate policy crowd — might somehow emerge with its green credentials flying high in a climate-constrained world.

Why aviation needs to address its emissions problem now

GreenBiz

Despite myriad efforts, the aviation industry unlikely to succeed in reducing its emissions given the current hurdles. Climate Change Aviation Eco-Design Policy & Politics Pollution Prevention

Turning food waste into aviation fuel could greatly reduce emissions

Inhabitat - Innovation

Food waste could be instrumental in producing sustainable aviation fuel, according to a recent study

Shell to support Europe's first sustainable aviation fuel plant

GreenBiz

Aviation Biofuels Clean Energy Fuels Transportation & MobilityThe plant is set to produce fuel made from waste and residue streams, such as used cooking oil sourced from regional industries.

1% of global population causes 50% of all carbon pollution emitted by the aviation industry

Inhabitat - Innovation

Only 1% of people cause half of all aviation pollution globally. Super emitters pollute the environment at the expense of millions of people who do not fly

What sustainable aviation fuel means for greener airplane travel

CleanTech Alliance

But while those engines were thirstily burning up aviation fuel, the net environmental impact […]. Source: Paul Sillers, CNN, Feb 19, 2020 The fresh air of the snow-covered Swiss mountains reverberated to the howl of private jet engines earlier this year as the planet’s movers and shakers descended on Davos for the annual World Economic Forum. Industry News

This carbon challenge is bigger than cars, aviation and shipping combined

GreenBiz

This carbon challenge is bigger than cars, aviation and shipping combined. Adam Aston. Thu, 08/13/2020 - 02:15. You may not know it, but you rely on industrial heat every day. It helped make the bricks that hold up your home; the cement underfoot.

Is aviation the best application yet for hydrogen fuel cells?

Charged

However, aviation remains a new frontier for zero emissions. Charged recently chatted with Mr. Miftakhov to learn about the technical and business aspects of hydrogen-electric aviation and his company’s ambitious plans for the future. And they’ve just extended it to aviation.

Ampaire Takes Flight for a World First in Sustainable Aviation

Elemental Excelerator

On November 22, Ampaire took to the skies over Maui in a world first for electric aviation. Currently, the aviation industry is responsible for nearly 3% of global emissions, and that share could easily swell as more and more people take to the skies in the future.

Greener aviation: will they help save the planet or are they just pretty concepts?

Green Living Guy

The post Greener aviation: will they help save the planet or are they just pretty concepts? Putting aside the effect of the pandemic and the decrease in flights, air travel has been one of the biggest and fastest-growing industries.

An 'elite minority' is responsible for most aviation pollution, and should be penalised for it, says NGO

Eco-Business

A small minority of frequent flyers dominate air travel in almost all countries with high aviation emissions, according to analysis in a new report by climate charity, Possible, which recommends that airlines impose a frequent flyer levy

Is greener aviation set for take-off?

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The aviation industry is synonymous with producing high volumes of carbon emissions. Here, Matthew Stone, chairman of Renovare Fuels, a specialist in carbon-neutral liquid fuels, explores how aviation can go green

ZeroAvia wins £12-million grant to bring fuel cell aviation powertrain to market

Charged

ZeroAvia, a specialist in hydrogen-electric aviation, has secured £12.3 This project is instrumental for delivering a market-ready hydrogen powered solution for 2023 that makes passenger-ready zero carbon aviation a reality,” said ZeroAvia CEO Val Miftakhov. “It

Boeing, Microsoft, and JP Morgan join sustainable aviation biofuels alliance

Business Green

Netflix, Deloitte, Boston Consulting Group, and Salesforce also among founding members of Sustainable Aviation Buyers Alliance (SABA). The news comes as the government is expected to imminently unveil plans to include aviation emissions in its new carbon reduction target for 2035.

Can Aviation Make A Clean Comeback?

Forbes Green Tech

As the aviation industry struggles to make a comeback after the catastrophic disruption of COVID-19, greentech entrepreneurs are pressing ahead in the race to bring cleaner solutions to market.

Shell invests in US aviation biofuels start-up LanzaJet

Business Green

Shell has invested in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) firm LanzaJet, joining Japanese trading house Mitsui, Canadian oil and gas firm Suncor Energy, and UK airline British Airways as an early-stage backer in the US start-up.

Waste-powered aircaft? Government launches £15m sustainable aviation fuel competition

Business Green

The government has launched a £15m competition designed to nurture the development of a number of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production facilities across the UK,with a focus on converting everyday waste into low carbon fuel for aircraft.

Delta lifts off with $1 billion pledge to become carbon neutral

GreenBiz

Aviation Corporate Strategy decarbonizationThe airline plans to invest in aircraft renewal, sustainable jet fuel, weight reduction, and CO2 offsetting and sequestration projects.

Analysis: Aviation Industry Coronavirus Bailouts Contradict Governments' Climate Commitments

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Tags: easyJet British Airways International Air Transport Association (IATA) Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO

7 urban air mobility companies to watch

GreenBiz

Aviation Transportation & MobilityThink ride-hailing flying taxis, electric multicopters and passenger drones that can be summoned with an app.

Turning food waste into aviation fuel could greatly reduce emissions

AGreenLiving

Food waste could be instrumental in producing sustainable aviation fuel, according to a recent study. Greenhouse gases from the aviation industry contribute 12% of transportation emissions and are bound to continue growing.

Hydrogen Aviation Startup ZeroAvia Raises $37.7M From Amazon, Shell and BEV

GreenTechMedia

Zero-carbon aviation start-up ZeroAvia has raised $37.7 Aviation is a sector having a particularly hard time during the COVID-19 pandemic. million from a host of backers including Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV), Amazon Climate Pledge Fund and Shell Ventures.

COVID-19 could accelerate a global shift from planes to trains

GreenBiz

Aviation COVID-19 Railroad Transportation & MobilityUBS analysis suggests the pandemic is set to curb air travel growth 10 percent over the next decade as high-speed rail flourishes.

2020 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring: Review of the brand’s first plug-in hybrid

Charged

It’s the Aviator, a mid-size three-row luxury SUV that sits below the hulking Navigator in the lineup, and revives a name that the brand used briefly a decade ago. The Aviator shares brand-new underpinnings with the latest Ford Explorer, though Lincoln engineers take pains to detail some of the hundreds of changes made to the suspension, powertrain, and dozens of other mechanical aspects so the Lincoln would be suitably luxurious. The plug-in Aviator is powered by a 13.6

Aviation is plotting a sustainable course

Business Green

Modern aviation had never seen a year like 2020. And it begs the question: Can sustainable aviation finally get off the ground? Regardless, pressure has been on aviation to join other sectors in dramatically cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

JetBlue embarks on journey to offset all U.S. domestic flights

GreenBiz

Aviation Transportation & MobilityThe move is becoming more common in Europe but is unprecedented among North American airlines.

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Flight shame (and all of its controversy) dock in America

GreenBiz

With activists pointing to the high carbon footprint of aviation, some companies are also looking to decrease employees' air travel. Aviation Transportation & Mobility

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Aviation climate targets may drive 3 million hectares of deforestation

Eco-Business

The aviation industry’s climate targets are likely to lead to a dramatic increase in demand for palm oil and soy for aviation biofuels. Indonesia's 5 per cent target for 2025 for the use of biofuels by domestic aviation is likely to contribute to massive additional deforestation A new report concludes that this may result in 3,2 million hectares of tropical forest loss – an area larger than Belgium.

Silicon valley startup develops hydrogen fuel cell powertain for potential zero-emissions aviation

Envirotec Magazine

Presented as a milestone in the effort to make aviation sustainable and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, start-up firm ZeroAvia announced on 14 August seemingly significant advances in developing a zero-emission, hydrogen-fueled electric powertrain. With land transport rapidly decarbonizing, fast-growing air transport is quickly becoming the leading emission source, so we must find ways to make aviation more sustainable,” said Val Miftakhov, ZeroAvia Founder and CEO.

Amazon aims to clean up aviation

AGreenLiving

Amazon aims to clean up aviation Katie Fehrenbacher Wed, 01/27/2021 – 02:00 The aviation sector in a pandemic has 99 problems. And if you look at the aviation industry’s historical pledges to add in bio-based jet fuels, before the pandemic, it’s fallen woefully short. Still, Amazon’s support is the latest indicator that the logistics giant is eyeing ways to clean up aviation. DHL Express is using Neste’s sustainable aviation fuel at SFO.

Grounded by coronavirus lockdowns, aviation mustn't be allowed to return to carbon-heavy days: Report

Eco-Business

Billions in financial aid have been dished out to airlines battered by Covid-19. As the world warms, governments should force the industry into decline rather than helping it back onto its feet, argues a new paper

Government urged to factor aviation and shipping into UK climate goals

Business Green

Ministers are facing calls to include international aviation and shipping emissions in its national climate goals, as the government prepares to set out its plans for meeting climate targets in the mid-2030s in the coming months.

Electric Planes are the Future of Aviation

Green Market Oracle

The pursuit of electric aviation is advancing as companies race to find alternatives to reduce the footprint of traditional air travel. Harbour Air and Norwegian aviation company OSM Aviation Academy are both committed to fully electrifying their fleets of planes.

'Tip of the iceberg': Aviation emissions three times larger than current estimates, scientists warn

Business Green

Landmark report from EU aviation regulator into non-CO2 emissions produced by jet engines sets out new financial, fuel, and air traffic measures that would target the full gamut of aviation emissions.

Can Shell help pilot a new era of sustainable aviation?

AGreenLiving

Can Shell help pilot a new era of sustainable aviation? And it may seem unlikely that an industry as carbon-intensive as aviation — a hard-to-abate sector, in the argot of the climate policy crowd — might somehow emerge with its green credentials flying high in a climate-constrained world.

Amazon aims to clean up aviation

AGreenLiving

Amazon aims to clean up aviation Katie Fehrenbacher Wed, 01/27/2021 – 02:00 The aviation sector in a pandemic has 99 problems. And if you look at the aviation industry’s historical pledges to add in bio-based jet fuels, before the pandemic, it’s fallen woefully short.

HyPoint debuts prototype of air-cooled hydrogen fuel cell for aviation

Business Green

The firm has already partnered with ZeroAvia, the British zero emission aviation company that last year achieved the first hydrogen-electric passenger aircraft flight above Bedfordshire.

Out The Private Jet, In The 5-Star Airship: Luxury Aviation In The Time Of Flight Shame

Forbes Green Tech

Sales of private jets are skyrocketing but luxury aviation won’t remain immune from the consequences of the flight shame movement much longer

Shell Aviation inks deal to supply sustainable aviation fuel to Lufthansa in US airport

Business Green

Firm promises to develop 'scalable supply' of sustainable aviation fuels under new multi-year partnership with World Energy

SUVs are driving more emissions growth than heavy industry, aviation or shipping

Eco-Business

SUVs were the second-largest contributor to growth in greenhouse gas emissions from 2010 to last year, ahead of industries such as iron and steel, cement, trucks and aviation, said the International Energy Agency