Airlines work to scale up sustainable jet fuel

A Delta Airlines plane.
A Delta Airlines plane sits on the tarmac at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport in Wisconsin in January 2020.
Daniel Slim | AFP via Getty Images 2020

Global aviation alone produces as much greenhouse gas as the sixth-highest-emitting country on the planet.

But a new type of aircraft fuel might be about to dramatically cut airline greenhouse gas emissions. It’s called sustainable aviation fuel, or SAF, and it drops right into existing aircrafts without major engine modifications. 

How much can SAF reduce aviation emissions? And what is it made of? Nancy Young, vice president of environmental affairs at Airlines for America, joined Climate Cast this week to answer those questions.

Click play on the audio player above or subscribe to the Climate Cast podcast to hear more.

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