It's challenging to electrify aviation using batteries or fuel cells in part because of the weight restrictions on aircraft, so liquid biofuels have the potential to play a big role in greenhouse gas emissions reductions.
Etihad Airways has become the world's first airline to fly a commercial flight using locally produced sustainable fuel derived from plants grown in saltwater.
It'll only have nine seats. But the low cost carrier expects larger electric planes in service by 2027.
This electric plane startup has just received its first order from a California-based jet charter company – and critics believe that it may usher in a whole new era of sustainable air travel in the United States.
JetBlue airlines has just announced the success of their 10-year mission to reduce their carbon footprint and promote sustainability by fighting the effects of climate change.
Norway said on Thursday it wants to buy electric passenger planes in the coming years to help slow climate change, building on its success with big tax breaks that have made it the world leader in electric car sales.
Electric vehicles accounted for 50 percent of new car sales in Norway in December and now the country hopes “to be the first in the world” to switch over to electric air transportation.
Creating lighter yet powerful engines is just one way the aviation industry is trying to reduce its environmental impact.
Qantas recently announced it will operate the world’s first bio-fuel flight between the United States and Australia. The Los Angeles to Melbourne flight will take place early next year.
The oil-rich Salicornia being grown as part of the pilot project is being used to produce aviation biofuel. It is an important milestone in the life of the project — which aims to begin producing “sustainable” jet fuel for the local aviation industry.
Researchers have made a significant breakthrough in the direct conversion of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) into liquid fuels and chemicals which could help industry to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
EasyJet has entered into a partnership with an electric aircraft manufacturer. The airline said it had been working with the U.S.-based business this year and revealed a prototype electric plane with a range of 335 miles.