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Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany (AIREG)


The aim of AIREG is to promote the development and use of renewable liquid fuels in order to help achieve the carbon reduction targets of the aviation sector. AIREG is looking to replace 10% of the German jet fuel demand with sustainable, alternative aviation fuels by 2025.

Stakeholders Action Group

Value-chain step
Full value-chain

Type of pathway

Starting time and duration
2011 -

Aviation and alternative fuels industry, NGOs and research institutions

Regional scope

Involved countries


AIREG - Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany e.V. is an initiative set up by air carriers, airports, research institutions as well as the aviation industry and other partners, and has its headquarters in Berlin.

The voluntary commitment of the aviation industry towards carbon-neutral growth from 2020 on-wards can only be achieved by fast and targeted action. Research and demonstration projects that provide the opportunity for developing, demonstrating and evaluating options for producing and using biokerosene must be implemented.


On a domestic level AIREG is proud to having contributed to the Mobility and Fuels Strategy (MFS) of the German Federal Government, which calls for a National Development Plan for Alternative Aviation Fuel. Starting in 2015 the German Federal Ministry of Transport is conducting a pre-feasibility study for a large-scale biorefinery, an important implementation step for the MFS.


Germany with its leadership position in research and technology is engaging in a great number of projects along the entire alternative jet fuel value chain. AIREG supports these activities through stakeholder involvement, public relations, etc.


Internationally, AIREG is monitoring the ICAO process towards a global market-based mechanism to reduce avation’s carbon emissions. These negotiations offer an important opportunity to stipulate alternative aviation fuels as a cornerstone of the industries’ climate action. 


AFS Aviation Fuel Services GmbH, Airbus Group, Bauhaus Luftfahrt e.V., Condor Flugdienst GmbH, Deutsche Energie Agentur GmbH (dena), Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Deutsche Post AG DHL, Deutsche Shell Holding GmbH, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR), DVB Bank SE, Flughafen München GmbH, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Fraunhofer Institut für Bauphysik (IBP), Global Bioenergies S.A., ISCC System GmbH, Jatro Solutions GmbH, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, Linde AG, MTU Aero Engines GmbH, Neste Renewable Fuels Oy, OMV Refining & Marketing GmbH, Phytolutions GmbH, RWTH Aachen, The Boeing Company, TOTAL Deutschland GmbH, TU Hamburg-Harburg, IUE, TU München, TUIfly GmbH, Clean Carbon Solutions


Achievements to date

aireg brochure “Sustainability of alternative aviation fuels”

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