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Reducing Aviation Emissions By… 165%? Can SAF Do It?

Reducing Aviation Emissions By… 165%? Can SAF Do It?

Could SAF (sustainable aviation fuels) lead to aviation reducing greenhouse gas emissions by over 100%? Clearly that’s impossible, by definition. Isn’t it? Obviously if you have a certain amount of something and you dump all of it, you’ve reduced it by 100%. So...
Airbus – SAF Or Hydrogen? And If Both, Why?

Airbus – SAF Or Hydrogen? And If Both, Why?

Airbus has set its sights on hydrogen propulsion, but it seems they still think that SAF (sustainable aviation fuels) have a role to play. And here’s why. A few weeks ago, we saw a bit of a debate-by-proxy brewing, when Boeing announced their SAF plans. Boeing...
Japan Airlines SAF – Making Fuel From Old Clothing?

Japan Airlines SAF – Making Fuel From Old Clothing?

Japan Airlines announced the completion of a flight that used Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) made wholly in Japan. From old clothes and fabrics. Seriously! Japan Airlines (JAL) was an early proponent of SAF, emphasizing its environmental identity. They made the first...
Airbus – Hydrogen Plans Still On, For Future Aircraft

Airbus – Hydrogen Plans Still On, For Future Aircraft

Airbus reiterated its commitment on its plans for hydrogen-powered future aircraft. This comes after Boeing chose a different strategy. It seems that Boeing’s plans and statements about hydrogen versus sustainable aviation fuel, struck a nerve with Airbus. First, on...
Hydrogen – Boeing Has No Plans To Use It (Any More)

Hydrogen – Boeing Has No Plans To Use It (Any More)

In a recent press event, Boeing confirmed that it has no plans to pursue hydrogen propulsion for its future aircraft. But this wasn’t always the case. We recently saw that the manufacturer committed to getting its aircraft to be compatible with 100% sustainable fuels...