Flying is a highly controversial topic in climate debates.

Door Michiel Vlam

Flying is a highly controversial topic in climate debates. Flying is a highly controversial topic in climate debates. There are a few reasons for this. The first is the disconnect between its role in our personal and collective carbon emissions. Air travel dominates a frequent traveler’s individual contribution to climate change. Yet aviation overall accounts…

EKOrosene initiative: aircraft fuel production from organic waste streams

Door Michiel Vlam

ENADT is taking the initiative to develop a highly efficient biomass gasification demonstration plant with Fischer-Tropsch reactor coupling, which can be fed with organic (plastic) waste and recycle it into clean burning sustainable aircraft fuel (EKOrosene®) reducing net greenhouse gases. Jet fuel consumption Aviation in Europe requires approximately 80,000,000 tonnes of jet fuel (kerosene) annually.…

Air Freight: The road to recovery?

Door Michiel Vlam

Air freight plays a decisive role in the fight against COVID-19  “Maintaining the financial and functional operability of the global aviation system is a matter of urgency in order to establish a path towards a recovery from the economic hardships caused by COVID-19. Worldwide air transport connectivity stimulates economies through employment, trade and tourism, and supports…

Getting to Zero emissions: The SAF challenge

Door Michiel Vlam

Airports are under great political and public pressure to limit their environmental footprint and undertake net-zero growth in order to accommodate growing demand.  Just recently Court of Appeal judges paused Heathrow expansion on climate change grounds. Judges concluded the government’s decision to permit the expansion of the Heathrow airport was illegal because ministers did not…

Getting to Zero emissions and Zero waste: The challenges with nitrogen oxides

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Nitrogen oxides have a far stronger impact upon climate change than Carbon Oxides and are produced in small quantities from aircraft engines.  Aircraft, cars, trucks, and other vehicles operating at the airport create emissions as a result of the combustion of fuel. Aircraft engines produce carbon dioxide (CO2), which comprises about 70% of the exhaust…