Sustainable Aviation Fuels Needed for Future of Flight

Responsible for 2.8% of global CO2 emissions prior to COVID, Aviation must turn attention to first capping and then reducing emissions.

Development of low-carbon fuels (to form 1.5% of all liquid fuel use by 2035) and to increase the price on carbon to at least $NZ140/tCO2 by 2030, up from a spot price of around $39 in late February, 2021. Distance-based departure charges have also been recommended, but sustainable aviation fuel has been deemed the only viable path towards keeping the global aircraft fleet operating.


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