It has been a turbulent year for the commercial aviation sector, however the longer term questions regarding sustainable fuels haven’t gone away. Airliner World spoke with Tom Parsons, Air bp’s commercial development manager, low carbon, to discuss some of the biggest issues facing the industry

Tom Parsons works to develop low carbon projects at Air bp.

ALW: We hear a lot about biofuels – what are they and how do they work in an aviation context?

TP: Biofuel is also known as sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). It’s produced from sustainable, renewable feedstocks and is very similar in its chemistry to fossil jet fuel. SAF gives an impressive reduction of up to 80% in CO2 emissions over the lifecycle of the fuel compared with the fossil jet fuel it replaces, depending on the sustainable feedstock used, production method and the supply chain to the airport.

Become a Premium Member to Read More

This is a premium article and requires an active Key.Aero subscription to view.

I’m an existing member, sign me in!

I don’t have a subscription…

Enjoy the following subscriber only benefits:

  • Unlimited access to all KeyAero content
  • Exclusive in-depth articles and analysis, videos, quizzes added daily
  • A fully searchable archive – boasting hundreds of thousands of pieces of quality aviation content
  • Access to read all our leading aviation magazines online - meaning you can enjoy the likes of FlyPast, Aeroplane Monthly, AirForces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, Aviation News, Airports of the World, PC Pilot and Airliner World - as soon as they leave the editor’s desk.
  • Access on any device- anywhere, anytime
  • Choose from our offers below