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Ambitious decarbonization strategies for the aviation sector rely heavily on low-carbon alternative fuels. Unlike passenger vehicles, electrification of aircraft is technologically difficult, and this sector may be reliant on liquids fuels through the end of this century. Delivery of low-carbon advanced fuels has been slow even to the road sector. Is it realistic to expect decarbonization of fuel used in aviation, and if so, what needs to happen to achieve it? This series aims to understand the challenges and policy solutions to delivering low carbon fuels to aviation. 

2018.11.15
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) appears to believe that the international aviation industry can meet its
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2018.11.13
A common refrain is that advanced biofuels are just a few years away from commercialization—a claim that has been made for much longer than just the past few years. The U.S.
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2018.11.08
All stages of advanced biofuel production face challenges, and an essential step to reliably scaling them across the transportation sector and beyond is ensuring the availability of feedstocks.
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2018.10.31
We often hear about how biofuels and other alternative fuels will be needed to decarbonize the aviation sector in the long-run. How easy or difficult will this be to achieve?
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2018.10.24
In the aviation industry’s vision of the future, neatly laid out by the International Civil Aviation Organization, airlines ca
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2018.10.18
Production of cellulosic biofuel is expected to fall nearly 7 billion gallons short of meeting the statutory Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume for this type of advanced biofuel in 2018, which has forced the EPA to lower targets for th
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2018.10.15
Bioenergy has become a popular decarbonization strategy—so popular that policy makers and researchers in several sectors are claiming biofuels, bio-electricity, and bio-heat can deliver a large portion of the greenhouse gas (GHG) reducti
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2018.10.11
India recently announced its National Policy on Biofuels, which includes ambitious targets for ethanol and biodiesel produced primarily from non-food and n
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2018.10.09
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) relies heavily on the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international aviation.
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