As decarbonization of the aviation industry becomes an issue, the three countries of Japan, the United States, and Singapore have begun to work together to promote SAF, a new aviation fuel that can significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions. We will make an announcement at an ongoing meeting of international organizations.
ICAO, an international organization for the aviation industry, will hold a meeting in Dubai, UAE = United Arab Emirates from the 20th Japan time to discuss measures to achieve the goal of reducing carbon dioxide emissions from international flights to net zero by 2050.
In this context, Japan, the United States, and Singapore have announced their intention to start cooperation toward the dissemination of SAF, a new aviation fuel that can significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions using plants and waste oil as raw materials.
This initiative is called the "Green Lane" and each country will support efforts to reduce emissions on flights between countries, including the introduction of SAF.
Specifically, it is envisaged to establish a system to officially certify flights so that they can be promoted as flights with a low environmental impact, and to give preferential treatment to parking places at airports.
The spread of SAF is said to be indispensable for the decarbonization of the aviation industry, but international collaboration is considered rare, and countries hope to stimulate investment in companies that are responsible for the production of SAF through these efforts.