In a significant development, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government has agreed with the aviation industry and regional authorities on a roadmap for the development and use of “green” aviation fuel.
The aim of the plan is to ensure that starting from 2030, at least 200,000 tons of synthetic fuel is used per year, which is equivalent to around one third of the current fuel requirements of air traffic within Germany.
The plan sees the production of synthetic “Power to Liquid” (PtL), wherein kerosene is generated using renewable energies, hydrogen and CO2. Germany’s environment and transport ministries will work on ways to ramp up fuel production on an industrial scale.
The plan sees a binding minimum quota on the fuel along with purchase obligations that are designed to guarantee demand despite higher costs.
The plan is scheduled to be signed on Friday by the government, industry representatives and fuel manufacturers.