IATA, the industry operator responsible for aviation fuel production, seeks support and urges various governments to implement incentives and enact favorable policies to address the pressing need for sustainable fuel production.

The aviation sector globally is under duress to transition towards cleaner energy sources due to the need to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate environmental impact.
The Group Head of Sustainability at IAG, Jonathon Counsell, stated that the global shortage of sustainable fuel has continued to be a problem for the aviation industry.

He further mentioned the metrics put in place to address the pressing aviation fuel issues and a list of innovative companies like Twelve whose role is a crucial part of the solution.
Counsell stated, “The supply agreement Twelve shows us that the private sector is ready to invest but can only do so with clear policy support from governments around the world, for what is the most challenging industry to decarbonize

“IAG would like to see similar projects scale in Europe and look forward to working with governments across key markets to build an SAF industry that delivers jobs, economic growth, and a stable supply of SAF.”

In this regard, the aviation industry aims to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 by adopting strategies such as fleet renewal, disruptive propulsion technologies, operational efficiency, SAF usage, and carbon offsetting.

However, Willie Walsh, the Director General of the International Air Transport Association, explained that the government must adopt cost-effective policies and support the production of sustainable aviation fuel.

Will Walsh stated, “Our push to connect our world even more strongly than before the pandemic must not come at the expense of our environment. The industry’s goal to reach net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050 remains steadfast. This is only achievable if we collectively increase SAF output as a proportion of overall renewable fuel production.”

Hence, he urges various governments and fuel suppliers to double their efforts in building a SAF industry that will deliver jobs, economic growth, and a stable supply of SAF.


Ojeyemi Adeleye
Ojeyemi Adeleye
I am Ojeyemi Adeleye, a theatre arts graduate of the University of Ilorin and a masters degree holder in Dramatic Arts, Obafemi Awolowo Univerisity. I am a content writer who believes the world can be brought to your doorsteps through writing.

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