The federal government and the aviation industry agree on a timetable

From 2030, a third of the current kerosene consumption of aircraft traveling within Germany is to be covered with “green” aviation fuel. So far, the production of this type of kerosene is still in the test phase.

Lufthansa aircraft parked next to the aviation fuel tank terminal at Frankfurt Airport.

Dhe federal government, states and the aviation industry have drawn up a roadmap for the development and use of “green” aviation fuel. This should ensure the use of at least 200,000 tons of such kerosene annually in German air traffic from 2030, according to the government paper that was presented to the Reuters news agency on Thursday evening. This corresponds to a third of the current fuel requirement for domestic German air traffic.

So far, the generation is still in the test phase. In order to achieve smooth production on an industrial scale, among other things, the development of a platform for the development of different manufacturing processes by the Ministry of Transport and the construction of demonstration systems by the Ministry of the Environment are planned.

The switch to climate-neutral drives is considered particularly difficult in air traffic. The solution here is “Power to Liquid” (PtL), ie a process for producing kerosene using renewable energies, hydrogen and CO2, for example.

A binding minimum quota on the fuels sold in Germany and an obligation to purchase are intended to guarantee that demand will be created despite higher costs. Distortions of competition for air traffic are to be avoided. On this basis, airlines will then undertake to purchase relevant quantities of PtL kerosene in the next few years.

The “Ptl Roadmap” is to be signed on Friday by representatives of the government and the federal states, the aviation industry as well as the fuel industry and plant manufacturers.