Sustainability in the air is already palpable. Thanks to the search for new methods to avoid pollution, airlines are already preparing for the fuel of the future.
One example is SWISS, which is the first airline to use kerosene made from sunlight.
The SWISS airline is preparing to fly in 2023 with sustainable kerosene fuel made from sunlight. In this sense, SWISS together with the airline Lufthansa, will support the development of a production plant for this fuel in Spain.
Synhelion is the company in charge of developing this sunlight project for the production of carbon-neutral kerosene. It provides an option to take sustainable air transport one step further.
SWISS’ partnership with Synhelion enables the expansion and development of this fuel in the market. Dieter Vranckx, CEO of SWISS, says: “By partnering with Synhelion, we support Swiss innovation and seek to actively promote the development, market introduction, and scale-up of this highly promising technology to produce sustainable fuels.”
The manufacture of kerosene from sunlight is made from concentrated solar heat, which creates a synthesis gas that is then synthesized into kerosene through industrial processes. In this sense, Synhelion becomes the leading developer of sustainable aviation fuel, intending to create sustainable aviation.
According to Dr. Philipp Furler, CEO of Synhelion, “Our next-generation carbon-neutral solar kerosene is an economical and ecologically viable substitute for fossil fuels. The commitment of SWISS and Lufthansa Group underlines the strong interest of the aviation industry in our solar fuel. We look forward to the day when the first SWISS aircraft with our solar kerosene takes off.”
Undoubtedly, renewable energy sources are a stepping stone to new generations of environmentally friendly fuel.
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