Efforts to address aviation’s contribution to climate change have so far focused on CO2 emissions only, but this is only the tip of the iceberg. Non-CO2 effects account for two thirds of aviation’s total climate impact, as confirmed by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) report in November 2020. More than one year later, where does the EU stand when mitigating these effects? Despite the EASA report proposing mitigation measures to reduce these effects, none of them made it into the Fit for 55 package and non-CO2 effects are once again flying under the radar.
T&E brought together scientists, institutions and industry to advance concrete technologies and policies to finally address aviation’s climate impact, especially in view of the ongoing legislative work on proposals within the Fit for 55 package.
Key questions addressed by panelists and participants at this summit are:
- What solutions have been put forward since the EASA report came out?
- What solutions currently exist to address non-CO2 emissions?
- What can EU institutions do to better address aviation’s full climate impact?
Video recording of the summit:
Presentations by the speakers can be downloaded below:
- Damien Cazé (pre-recorded), Director General of Civil Aviation, French Ministry of Transport (DGAC)
- Patrick Le Clercq, Head of Department Multiphase Flow and Alternative Fuels, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
- Alain Quignard, Fuels, Biofuels and ConverPion Expert, IFP Énergies Nouvelles (IFPEN)
- Laurent Laluque, Innovation Manager – Eco-friendly Aircraft, Thales & Guillaume Beurnaux, Deputy CEO for Operations Quality, Amelia (Presentation)
- Ilona Sitova, Strategy & Performance Management, Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC)
- Alain de Zotti, Chief Engineer, Airbus
- Olaf Hölzer-Schopohl, Head of Department, German Environment Agency (UBA)
Photos of the event:
Useful resources on non-CO2 effects of aviation:
- CE Delft, 2022, Potential for reducing aviation non–CO2 emissions through cleaner jet fuel
- EASA, 2020, Updated analysis of the non–CO2 climate impacts of aviation and potential policy
measures pursuant to the EU Emissions Trading System Directive Article 30(4)
- MIT, 2016, Techno-economic Assessment of Jet Fuel Naphthalene Removal to
Reduce Non-volatile Particulate Matter Emission
- Voigt et al., 2021, Cleaner burning aviation fuels can reduce contrail cloudiness