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Race for net-zero emissions: Indian airlines take off on sustainable fuel

GREEN DEAL: Air India, AirAsia India, Vistara ink MoU with CSIR-IIP for sustainable aviation fuel

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Tata Aviation & IIP MOU Signing (L to R) Mr Siddharth Sharma (Group Chief Sustainability Officer, Tata Group), Mr Niyant Maru (CFO, Vistara), Mr Campbell Wilson (CEO & MD, Air India), Mr Suni

Aneesh Phadnis Mumbai
On Thursday, Air India, AirAsia India and Vistara signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Council Of Scientific and Industrial Research–Indian Institute Of Petroleum (CSIR-IIP) to collaborate on the research and development of sustainable aviation fuels.
 
The initiative of the Tata Group-owned airlines is in line with the efforts of global airlines to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and it comes days ahead of a crucial International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) meeting starting September 27.
Here’s a look into what sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) means.

What is SAF and how does it help in reducing carbon emissions?
 
SAF refers to

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First Published: Sep 22 2022 | 5:18 PM IST

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