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If the aviation sector were a country, it would be the eighth-largest emitter of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the world, at 2% of the human- induced total. In 2010, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from international aviation amounted to 448 megatonnes (Mt), with forecasts of increased emissions ranging from 682 Mt to 755 Mt by 2020,and as high as 2700 Mt by 2050 if no action is taken.
Given this sector's growing contribution to global CO2 emissions, aviation will play a key role in meeting the international climate targets set forth in the 2015 Paris Agreement. Airlines, aircraft manufacturers and industry associations have thus voluntary committed to aspirational targets that would collectively achieve carbon- neutral growth by 2020 and a 50% reduction in GHG emissions by 2050 (relative to 2005 levels).
Emissions can be reduced by 1.5% annually through improved fuel efficiency in new aircraft, aircraft modifications, airport restructuring and optimized navigational systems. However, a significant longer-term reduction of emissions would require airlines to use more fuels that are renewable and sustainable, such as biofuels developed for jet aircraft.
Although sustainable and clean alternative propulsion technologies are in development, such as electric- or solar-powered aircraft and the use of cryogenic hydrogen, these options are unlikely to be ready for commercial use until well after 2050.
Biofuels for jet aircraft are known in the industry as "biojet" or simply Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) are therefore the only real option to achieve significant reductions in aviation emissions by 2050.
Showcasing the latest developments & case studies from leading global experts, the Global Sustainable Aviation Fuel Summit (GSAFS 2019) would foster exchange of knowledge, ideas & best practices on a range of topics whilst helping managers &organisations collaborate on the research, development, commercialization & deployment of sustainable aviation fuels.
Brining together over 150 experts from leading organizations under one roof, GSAFS 2019 is scheduled to be held during 28th January 2019 at Hotel Shangri-La Eros, New Delhi.
Themed "Decarbonizing Aviation: Vision 2035", the summit would provide a unique opportunity to all stakeholders including policy makers, airlines, fuel suppliers, technology providers, researchers & others to exchange experiences and challenges related to development and scaling of SAF.
The concurrent exhibition would showcase global fuel & technology suppliers displaying the latest products, technology, services & solutions for the industry.
Committed to Sustainability? Join us to emerge lean, agile & sustainable!!
I look forward to seeing you on 28th January'19 at GSAFS 2019 in New Delhi.Rajiv Pratap Rudy President, Aero Club of India &, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha)
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