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Decarbonized aviation : LanzaJet joins ATAG (Air Transport Action Group)
Decarbonized aviation : LanzaJet joins ATAG (Air Transport Action Group)

| HEGUY Jean-Baptiste | Source : Air&Cosmos 331 mots

Decarbonized aviation : LanzaJet joins ATAG (Air Transport Action Group)

LanzaJet, producer of SAF, is a subsidiary of the American firm LanzaTech, which specializes in recycling CO2 using biotechnological processes.

A very dynamic player in the production of SAF ("Sustainable aviation fuel"), LanzaJet, has joined the ATAG (Air Transport Action Group). This is the first time that a SAF producer, created in 2022 as a subsidiary of LanzaTech, which produces methanol-based fuel from recycled CO2 via the action of bacteria, has joined ATAG, a global association representing the global aviation sector's commitment to achieving "net zero" CO2 emissions by 2050, reaffirmed at the 40th General Assembly of the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) in the form of the "LTAG" ("Long Term Aspirational Goal"). 

Collective approach

Haldane Dodd, Executive Director of ATAG, states that "by joining the global association, LanzaJet will join forces with many business leaders, airlines, airports, and organization to champion sustainable best practices, promote collaboration, and support the development and implementation of sustainable aviation solutions." "Our "Waypoint 2050" analysis details the various potential paths to achieving "net zero" in aviation. All depend heavily on a rapid transition from fossil fuels to SAF. This could cost $1.45 trillion over the next three decades, and requires a collective effort from the aviation sector, governments, the financial community, and new energizers like LanzaJet. This transition is a challenge, but also an opportunity, and we'll have to have all hands on deck. By joining ATAG, LanzaJet also underlines the importance of this collective approach," explains Haldane Dodd. 

LanzaJet's strong commitment to decarbonization

"At LanzaJet, we have long believed in working directly with the aviation industry to address urgent decarbonization goals, and we see it as imperative to support the Air Transport Action Group in its collective approach," explains LanzaJet CEO Jimmy Samartzis, for his part.LanzaJet converts ethanol from a variety of sustainable feedstocks ("AtJ" or "Alcohol-to-Jet") into SAF. This sustainable aviation fuel reduces lifecycle CO2 emissions by 70%, compared with fossil fuel. LanzaJet, via its parent company LanzaTech, is notably involved in the DRAGON project, which aims to create an SAF (Alcohol-to-Jet) production unit in Port Talbot (Wales, in Swansea Bay) from 2025. 

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