September 9 (Hfrance.fr) - The White House announced Thursday that it is targeting 20% of aviation emissions in less than 2030, as airlines face pressure to reduce their footprint carbone promised to use more. sustainable aviation fuel.
The push to accelerate the reduction of carbon emissions is part of President Joe Biden 's goal to make states United States carbon neutral by 2050.
White House announcement comes as US and Europe try to increase the production of SAF, which is now made in trace amounts from raw materials such as used cooking oil and animal fats, and can be two to five times more expensive than standard jet fuel.
The announcement confirms a plan by US airlines to support a voluntary industry target of 3 billion gallons of SAF by 2030, reported Wednesday Hfrance.fr. learn more
Biden said he is asking for an SAF tax credit as part of the $ 3.5 trillion reconciliation bill proposed by Congressional Democrats, a move that the industry deems necessary to offset higher production costs.
The proposed tax credit requires a reduction of at cuts 50% of life cycle greenhouse gas emissions and provides an increased incentive for deeper reductions. Reporting by Allison Lampert in Montreal, David Shepardson and Jarrett Renshaw in Washington; Editing by Mark Porter
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