Aviation firms turn to seaweed, sugar

The China Post
Date: February 13, 2017

MONTREAL — The air transportation sector is turning slowly toward sustainable fuels

An Airbus A321 aircraft using Biojet A-1 Total/Amyris, a biofuel produced from an innovative sugar-processing technology, is parked on the tarmac at Le Bourget airport, near Paris on June 20, 2013 during the 50th International Paris Air show. (AFP)

as part of the global fight against climate change.

But adoption has been delayed due to a lack of incentives and low oil prices.

“It’s very urgent to develop these alternative fuels,” said Michel Wachenheim of the International Coordinating Council of Aerospace Industries Associations (ICCAIA).

“There is no reason to be satisfied with the situation.”

Despite an expected increase in airline traffic, the aviation industry is the first commercial sector to commit itself to limiting carbon emissions within 20 years, through a binding mechanism.    [FULL  STORY]

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