- Worldwide flights produced around 915 million tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2019.
- E-kerosene is a sustainable and carbon-neutral fuel that is produced by combining carbon dioxide and hydrogen.
- The use of e-kerosene also helps to lower the concentration of particulate matter and sulphur emissions.
The global aviation industry accounts for nearly 2.1% of all human-induced carbon emissions, as per estimates made by Air Transport Action Group, an independent coalition of aviation industry experts focusing on sustainable development issues. In 2019, worldwide flights produced around 915 million tonnes of carbon dioxide, making the aviation sector responsible for 12% of total carbon dioxide emissions from all transport sources.
Besides, the world is transitioning towards a low-carbon energy future. Almost every sector is now bound to curb its carbon emission in line with the Paris agreement. For the aviation sector to become carbon-neutral in time, it needs an alternative to kerosene, which is produced from crude oil. E-kerosene is "drop-in" ready and can be introduced into the sector to assist in achieving climate goals.