Shell to produce 2m tonnes of SAF by 2025

It has pledged to ramp up production to accelerate the aviation industry’s journey to net zero

Sustainable aviation fuel tech gets £15m funding

This funding is part of the Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan and could see up to a 70% reduction in emissions compared with fossil fuels

Boris Johnson: ‘The UK should produce the world’s first zero-emission long-haul passenger plane – jet zero’

The Prime Minister has announced a new raft of infrastructure spending and said the UK would prove a leader in not only net zero planes but other long-term solutions to climate change such as solar, wind, nuclear, hydrogen and carbon capture and storage

Rolls-Royce and Norwegian airline team up for zero emission flights

The project aims to develop an electrical aircraft concept to replace Widerøe’s regional fleet of more than 30 planes by 2030

Government announces £300m to accelerate greener travel

Funding will support new technologies including electric passenger planes, flying urban taxis and freight-carrying drones

Harbour Air seaplane
New partnership gets clearance to turn seaplanes into e-planes

Electric aviation firm magniX has agreed to convert a seaplane airline’s fleet to electric models

Carbon savings: Plane sailing or failure to take off?

Making airport ground movements more efficient and introducing more biofuels to the aviation sector could help slash fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. That’s the verdict from a study by Ricardo Energy & Environment for the UK Government, which assesses the cost and impact of a number of potential clean measures for the air travel […]

Wood-fuelled plane logs its first journey

The first commercial flight powered by a wood-waste biofuel took place this week. An Alaska Airlines jet flew from Seattle to Washington, powered by a 20% jet fuel blend made from fallen branches in a sustainable forestry area. The five-year, $40 million (£32.09m) research project was supported by the US Department of Agriculture and led by Washington State University and the Northwest Advanced […]

Low carbon jet fuel nears take-off

A company has produced jet fuel for Virgin Atlantic by fermenting waste gas from steel mills. Called ‘Lanzanol’, the commercially viable low carbon fuel has passed all initial performance tests and is expected to result in carbon savings of 65% compared to conventional jet fuel. The low carbon fuel was developed in collaboration with the Pacific Northwest […]

Aviation emissions must lose altitude by 2020

The aviation industry has outlined a new set of goals to reduce emissions in the future. The aviation industry aims to increase fuel efficiency across the fleet by 1.5% a year until 2020, to stabilise CO2 emissions at 2020 levels and cut CO2 emissions to half of 2005 levels by 2050. These goals will be addressed through technological, […]