Commercial aviation is about a hundred years old. Therefore, one hundred years of emissions that, at present, are estimated to contribute between 2 and 6% of the total emissions generated by human activity.
Between 2013 and 2018, greenhouse gases caused by air travel increased by 35%, although it is true that an airplane manufactured today is around 10% more efficient than one manufactured a decade ago.
Actions to achieve economic recovery while reducing environmental impact, go through technology. Experts in the field do not contemplate the real possibility of an electric airplane with enough charge and range in at least two decades. Therefore, the focus is on sustainable biofuels.
The international agreement in 2021 defined by CORSIA (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation) enters into force in its pilot phase and on a voluntary basis, to which the countries of the European Union have joined.
The objective of CORSIA is to contribute to the objectives of the Paris Agreement to address climate change in the context of international aviation and contemplates, among other measures, the use of sustainable SAF aviation fuels.
SAF meets the criteria of social, economic and environmental sustainability, reducing emissions by up to 80% over its entire useful life. In addition, they contribute to the circular economy as they are manufactured from organic waste and their use does not require an engine change, being compatible their mixture with fossil fuels.
They are the best option to reduce flights CO2, although their cost is higher than traditional kerosene. For this reason, at AVIKOR we promote the research, production and distribution of sustainable fuels worldwide to create economies of scale that lower the price of the product.