Volume 6, Issue 2
Published: March 5, 2012
Painting the sky green

The European Commission (EC) is not popular with US and Chinese airlines at the moment. It has introduced a cap and trade scheme has introduced for planes flying into the EU, meaning airlines using the airspace are required to pay a carbon tax.

However, there is hope that with this ruling, aviation biofuels could get an added push that is needed for it to further develop into a common alternative to conventional aviation fuel.

The EC is asking airlines to disclose the amount of biomass used in the production of their aviation biofuels, so they can prove they are creating ‘zero emissions’ for the greenhouse gas emissions report they will need to write every year under the EU’s new carbon scheme.

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