in connection with
‘9th Conference on CO2-based Fuels and Chemicals’
Cologne, March 23 -24, 2021
Maternushaus, Cologne / Hybrid Event – on-site and online
You can download the conference program here: Program-2nd-European-Summit-on-CO2-based-Aviation-Fuels
The vital question for the future of aviation is: how do we tackle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from air transport and their serious impact on the climate? There are not many technological options available. Electric-driven aviation is, for the next decades, only suitable for short distance flights. The use of bio-based kerosene is confronted by NGOs as putting unacceptable pressure on natural resources, such as land and biodiversity. It is also hampered by quality and standards issues for different biomass sources and conversion processes.
Improving the efficiency of aircrafts by an expected annual average of 1.5% is going to limit GHG emissions, but will surely not be sufficient. In addition, such measures would have to consider and include existing aircraft as well. Therefore, in terms of the solutions, the biggest hope are aviation fuels based on the utilisation of CO2 with green hydrogen from renewable energy: The development of an economically viable production of CO2-based aviation fuels, also called Power-to-Liquid (PtL), synthetic fuels or e-fuels, is the most promising pathway for cleaner air transport. CO2 is not only the problem, it can also be part of the solution. Essential is the capture and re-use of CO2 – meeting the challenge of climate change in aviation requires a circular use of CO2. And fortunately, a global market is waiting for those who help the airlines to meet the requirements of the Paris Climate Agreement.
The “2nd European Summit on CO2-based Aviation Fuels”, 23 March, 2021, Cologne, Germany, is for decision makers in policy, organisations, airlines and the respective industries. You are cordially invited by the International Association for Sustainable Aviation (IASA) and nova-Institute to take part in this essential summit.