By Ron Busso
LONDON (Reuters) – Royal Dutch plans to start producing low-carbon jet fuel by 2025 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Aviation, which accounts for about 3 percent of the world’s carbon emissions, is considered one of the most difficult areas to handle due to a lack of alternative technologies.
One of the world’s largest oil exporters, it aims to produce 2 million tons of sustainable aviation fuel (ASF) by 2025, ten times the world’s total production today.
SFF, which is made from cooking oil, plant and animal fats, can reduce aviation emissions by up to 80%, he said.
Currently, the only supplier of SFF, including the Finnish filter Neston, needs green jet fuel that can be combined with conventional aviation fuel, which has little interest in replacing aircraft engines. 2030 Aviation Fuel Sales.
SFF Investment Bank Jeffrey said the demand for aviation fuel is less than 0.1% of the current 330 million tons in 2019.
Market growth is hampered by a number of obstacles, mainly due to the current SFF, which is up to 8 times higher than conventional jet fuel, and limited fodder supply.
He said he wanted others to follow his lead.
“We expect other companies to add to their own factories,” said Anna Mascolo, head of companies’ aviation.
The United States said last week that it wanted to significantly increase the use of FFF and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20%.
Graphic – International Aviation Releases https://graphics.reuters.com/SHELL-AVIATION/dwvkrdawmpm/chart.png
The Anglo-Dutch shell, which aims to reduce emissions to pure zero by 2050, is in the process of being developed to produce more low-carbon fuels such as biodiesel and SFF, as well as hydrogen.
It plans to build a biofuel processing plant with an annual capacity of 820,000 tons in Rotterdam, producing more than half of the SFF. The factory is expected to start production by 2024.
A new report on aviation decommissioning, published in collaboration with Deloitte, calls for the sector to cut emissions by 2050 to zero.
The International Air Transport Association, which represents most of the world’s airlines, aims to halve emissions.
Reducing emissions to low zero can be achieved by using more low-carbon fuels and offsetting the remaining emissions with carbon credits.
It is producing synthetic aviation fuel made from hydrogen and recycled carbon.
“Sustainable aviation fuel, bio ASF, or artificial SAF, remains the only solution,” Mascolo said.
(Report by Ron Busso; Editing by Alexander Smith)