ICAO Stocktaking Series
Synthetic Fuels for Aviation
Clean energies are key to enable the decarbonisation of aviation. Sustainable Aviation Fuels, both ''drop-in'' and ''non drop-in'' alternative fuels to conventional jet kerosene, are one of the main pathways explored today by the aviation community. Drop-in alternative fuels represents a major opportunity to reduce today's aviation carbon emissions. Synthetic fuels are among the most promising options. Also called power-to-liquid (PtL) or e-fuels, synthetic fuels are often considered a sustainable option in the long term, due to their low lifecycle emissions and other environmental impacts. Initiatives and uses have multiplied in recent years. However, they still represent a niche fuel type and major challenges need to be overcome in order to ensure their large scale development and deployment. These challenges include renewables energy production scaled-up, cost competitiveness and infrastructure widespread support.
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2021 ICAO Stocktaking preview
The ICAO Stocktaking Seminar preview will set the scene for the September Stocktaking main event and shared knowledge associated with the main challenges aviation has to face to make progress towards decarbonisation.