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What it’s going to take to get the aviation industry to ‘net zero’ carbon emissions — and who will pay

A plane is being refueled on the tarmac at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac by a fueler Thursday, October 14, 2021.  

 Earlier that day, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) joined local aviation and environmental leaders at a press conference to discuss the critical role Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAFs) play in the transition to a greener, carbon neutral economy at the airport. SAFs are environmentally friendly alternatives to petroleum based jet fuel made from feedstocks such as oil seeds, wood waste, used cooking oil, and algae that can be used directly in existing aircraft.

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Aviation could face a historic rupture in its growth trajectory as it grapples with pressures to reduce its impact on climate change. The technology shifts proposed will require major investment with success uncertain.

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