June 14, 2023
3 min

Green Wings: Inside airlines’ quest to become more environment-friendly - Business Today

AirAsia India has conducted India's first commercial flight using an indigenously produced sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) blend. The biofuel, derived from sugarcane molasses, was developed using alcohol-to-jet technology. The aviation industry has made a commitment to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 but since aircraft can be two to five times more expensive to run on biofuels, the challenge lies in making SAF a cost-effective alternative. India's potential to become a cost-effective producer of SAF is being explored since it has feedstock for potential production of 19-24 million tonnes of SAF per year.

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