Comprehensive review on natural hydrogen shows that it has been underestimated

Door Michiel Vlam

Earth-Science Reviews journal has published in March 2020 the article by Viacheslav Zgonnik* entitled “The occurrence and geoscience of natural hydrogen: A comprehensive review”. It combines data and ideas from almost 500 scientific publications and books and conclusively shows that hydrogen is much more abundant in nature than it was previously thought. The potential of…

Is greater sustainability an answer to the current crisis?

Door Michiel Vlam

The European Economic Recovery Plan must become green. “We must not go back to a carbon-spitting economy”, writes Commissioner Timmermans today in an open letter in seven European newspapers.    Now that airlines are grounding their fleets, traffic has virtually come to a standstill and the industry is running at half speed, emissions from transport…

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…