GARDN’s engagement into biofuel initiatives
Accelerating the affordability and availability of sustainable aviation fuel is an important part of Canada and the world’s transition to a low-carbon economy. The aviation industry is growing, with air traffic growing by 5% per year. While other modes of transportation can turn to alternative energy sources (e.g., electric vehicles), aircraft will continue to need liquid fuels for the near future. Existing technologies and aircraft efficiency improvements will not be enough for the aviation industry to achieve its ambitious goals of: carbon neutral growth by 2020 and to cut its total CO2 emissions to half of 2005 levels by 2050. Achieving greater greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions in the aviation sector requires the widespread availability and use of sustainable aviation fuel (sustainable aviation fuel), which is currently more expensive than conventional jet fuel.
The drive towards a smaller carbon footprint for the aviation industry has been given a boost by the Green Aviation Research and Development Network (GARDN) of Canada. Reducing the aviation industry’s environmental footprint will create a more competitive and sustainable industry and is critical for our transition to a lower-carbon economy. Cleaner fuels are central to those efforts.
Take part of those through 2 major initiatives:
The Sky’s The Limit Challenge
Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, issued on August 17, a nationwide challenge to Canadians to develop the cleanest, most affordable and sustainable aviation fuel for the aviation sector to further reduce its carbon footprint and fight climate change.
The Sky’s the Limit Challenge stimulates the development of sustainable aviation fuel supply chains so that the Canadian aviation industry can further reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and lower the flying public’s environmental footprint. The Challenge consists of two competitions open to a range of innovators and includes significant prize money
The SAF Community
SAF Community is a new free online platform, launched by GARDN, for everyone involved in the sector of Sustainable Aviation Fuels, and created to facilitate collaboration and foster innovation, production, and use of advanced jet fuels. Many features are available for its users and allow them to: get in contact and collaborate with the different stakeholders, be up to date on SAF related news and events, join discussion groups and find needed expertise. Join now to engage with your community, invite your existing network and extend your collaborations.