Alternative Fuels: Questions and Answers

​2. WHAT ARE SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVE JET FUELS ?

 
Sustainable alternative fuels for aviation are fuels that have a potential to be sustainably produced and to generate lower carbon emissions than conventional kerosene on a life cycle basis.
 
Aviation’s focus is on “drop-in” fuels that do not require a change of aircraft and infrastructure, which would induce major logistical, safety and cost issues.
 
  • What is a drop-in fuel?

  • How can a drop-in fuel reduce GHG emissions?

  • How can sustainable alternative fuels be produced? From which feedstock?

  • Could alternative fuels produced from fossil feedstock be used for aviation?

  • How are we sure that alternative fuels are drop-in and safe?

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