The Objectives of Using Sustainable Alternatives Fuels for Aviation

Development of sustainable alternative fuels for aviation is an essential component of future aircraft fuel supply. ICAO has undertaken efforts to promote improved understanding of the potential use and emission effects of sustainable alternative fuels. It was noted in the ICAO alternative fuels workshop (Montreal, 10-12 February 2009) and the ICAO Aviation and Sustainable Alternative Fuels Workshop (Montreal 18 to 20 October 2011)  that aviation fuels could be a win-win solution for reducing aviation’s dependence on fossil fuels and a key element to help reduce the impact of aviation on climate change. Given sufficient demand or incentive, significant supplies of jet fuel that offer a significant reduction in life-cycle CO2 emissions could be available in the mid-term. Certification of alternative fuels for use in aviation is already underway.