Air India, AirAsia India and Vistara (Tata Group Airlines) on Thursday tied up with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research – Indian Institute of Petroleum to collaborate and collaborate on research, development and deployment of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). The focus of the partnership is exploration of single-reactor HEFA technology for Liquid Sustainable Aviation and Automotive Fuels (DILSAAF). The memorandum also outlines the intention of the signatories to cooperate in a number of other areas related to sustainable aviation.
The impact of continued use of petroleum-derived fuel for aviation is significant, with greenhouse gas and carbon emissions of significant concern worldwide. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions from its operations by 2050, in line with the Paris Agreement’s goals of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
According to IATA, the aviation industry’s net zero carbon target is aimed at achieving the maximum reduction in emissions at source, with the adoption of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) contributing approximately 65 percent to emissions reductions, in addition to innovative new technologies. drive technology and other efficiency improvements. Sustainable Aviation Fuel is produced from sustainable sources such as forestry and agricultural waste and used cooking oil and can be blended with fossil jet fuels to reduce emissions. It is a “drop-in” fuel, which means it can be added without the need for any changes to the aircraft.
CSIR – Indian Institute of Petroleum is located in Dehradun and is dedicated to research and development in the hydrocarbon sector. Its charter is to provide competitive and sustainable technologies and products that meet the demands of the ever-growing energy sector and to develop capacity and capabilities in new energy areas such as bio, hydrogen and solar energy and their innovative combinations.