There is a lot more interest these days in sustainable aviation. At the beginning of the year, Fortune published an insightful article on the future of sustainability in the airline industry. A lot of these initiatives have been put on hold due to COVID-19, as airlines are struggling with historic shortfalls. However, many of them can still be implemented.
Here are some ways that aviation is becoming more sustainable.
The Growing Use of Natural Fuel
Could renewable fuel change the future of the airline industry? Will it lower the carbon footprint of airplanes around the world?
DW reports that it is already possible to use natural fuel to power planes. Hydrogen can be produced with electrolyzed water, which is able to power many aircrafts. These PtLs are preferable to both fossil and biofuels, but they are costly. However, as DW reports, these costs will drop.