Aviation Biofuels Brazil Webinar August 21, 2012 11amET
Three expert speakers will give short presentations focusing on different aspects of the Brazilian Green Aviation Fuel market. You can follow the presentations from the comfort of your own office. All you need is an internet connection. After the presentations, you will have the opportunity to pose your key questions to our speakers via the instant messenger system.
Topics to be discussed:
- Sustainability as the key element for alternative aviation fuel
- Putting together effective supply chains for consistent delivery and other key challenges
- Which feedstocks and processes represent the best current contenders for renewable aviation fuel?
Why is this webinar relevant?
Aviation is one of the strongest growing transport sectors. In the period up to 2050, worldwide aviation is expected to grow by 4.5% annually. If fuel consumption and CO2 emissions were to grow at the same rate, CO2 emissions by worldwide aviation in 2050 would be nearly six times their current figure. As such, the potential importance of renewable fuel-based aviation can hardly be over-emphasised in terms of its role in driving biofuel demand worldwide. Yet it is a technologically complex and politically sensitive sector and it is incumbent on the global green energy community to come together to drive forward both production and demand in order that the potential can be truly realized.
Brazil is home to the only officially licensed airplane to run exclusively on bio-ethanol, the Embraer Ipanema. In addition to that, major domestic airlines TAM, GOL, and Azul have, with the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry (UNICA), Amyris Brazil, the Brazilian Association Jatropha Producers (ABPPM) and the Brazilian Aerospace Industry Association (AIAB) formed ABRABA – The Brazilian Alliance for Aviation Biofuels. READ MORE