Project aims to eliminate fossil fuels from Swedish flights
A new project got off the ground on Monday, one that aims to get the aviation industry flying on fossil-free fuels in just 11 years.
To make domestic flights fossil-free by 2030, and for international flights from Sweden to be fossil-free by 2045, the government has earmarked SEK 100 million for the research and development of sustainable aviation fuels from forestry products.
The work bring togethers the state-funded Research Institute of Sweden, commercial airline Scandinavian Airlines and national airport operator Swedavia.
Those involved say Sweden could become a world-leader in the field, exporting technical expertise abroad.
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Iceland: Arctic tourism in the age of Instagram, Eye on the Arctic special report
Norway: Electric planes could arrive sooner than we think in Norway, The Independent Barents Observer
Russia: Arctic flights save time, but fuel climate change, Cryopolitics Blog
Sweden: Growing number of Swedes choose train travel over flying to reduce pollution, Radio Sweden
United States: Blog – When the ice melts, what will happen to Arctic tourism?, Cryopolitics blog