Transport & Environment (T&E) has published the findings of its recent analysis on the planned production capacity of 18 European power-to-X Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) manufacturers. By 2025, T&E finds that over 0.16 Mt of e-kerosene would be available for airlines every year. By 2030, this figure will reach over 1.83 million tonnes. This represents 3.65% of fuel demand in Europe and would save the equivalent of up to 5 Mt of CO2- or the emissions equivalent to 30,000 transatlantic flights.
Power-to-X SAF, generated by combining green hydrogen (H2) and carbon dioxide (CO₂), has the potential to substantially reduce the climate impact of aviation
T&E states that the European e-kerosene market is ready for higher rates and faster scaling of this fuel, but that policymakers are not providing sufficient incentives to develop the product further. To decarbonise aviation fast and efficiently, e-kerosene needs to be made readily available for airlines to blend into their existing jet fuels.
Find the T&D’s study here.