Lufthansa has signed a Letter of Intent with organisations together with Airbus and Munich airport for “a broad-based analysis collaboration on Energy-to-Liquid (PtL) aviation fuels”.
The settlement – which additionally entails MTU Aero Engines and the German Aerospace Heart (DLR) – is meant to speed up the know-how choice, market introduction and industrial scaling of PtL aviation fuels in Germany.
PtL is taken into account by some to be the following technology of Sustainable Aviation Fuels, utilizing regeneratively generated electrical energy, water and CO2 from the ambiance to create a syngas from which sustainable aviation gasoline may be produced.
Lufthansa stated that the collaboration would additionally embody the testing of pure PtL (ie: with out the addition of fossil kerosene) with the intention to acquire information for the approval course of.
The companions intend to look at the extent to which PtL fuels have the potential “not solely to avoid wasting massive portions of CO2, but additionally to positively affect the so-called non-CO2 emissions”.
Lufthansa stated that the PtL course of “course of seems notably promising from an environmental and scaling perspective” – presently Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) are produced utilizing assets similar to cooking oil, animal fats wastes or algae to create a gasoline which might scale back lifecycle emissions by as much as 80 per cent.
Airways are ramping up their SAF purchases, however the World Journey and Tourism Council not too long ago known as on governments worldwide to “get severe” on incentivizing SAF, warning that there’s presently a “huge hole” between demand and manufacturing.
WTTC requires governments to “get severe” on incentivizing Sustainable Aviation Gas
Jens Ritter, CEO of Lufthansa Airways stated that “Analysis collaborations like this are important for creating pioneering options for the climate-friendly transformation of air visitors”, whereas Nicole Dreyer-Langlet, member of the Airbus administration board in Germany chargeable for analysis and know-how, commented:
“Sustainable Aviation Fuels play a key position in decarbonization for Airbus. Already at this time, our plane can use SAF as much as a quota of fifty %, and approval for as much as one hundred pc is presently underway.
“We’re delighted about this additional deepening of our cooperation. The subject of PtL requires a crew effort from plane producers, airports, analysis companions similar to DLR and airways.”
To learn our current options on SAF developments, see:
Sustainable Aviation Gas: Within the pipeline