Fedebiocombustibles Signs Agreement to Promote Sustainable Aviation in Colombia

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimates that by 2040 there will be a demand that reaches 8 billion passengers for air transport in the world, so seeking sustainable solutions to a growing market such as aviation is key for countries.

Recently, the organization presented a series of pillars to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The strategy addresses different steps that commit the entire aviation industry, such as the manufacture of new aircraft, energy transition, operational and financial aspects, among others.

Along these lines, the National Biofuels Federation of Colombia (Fedebiocombustibles) signed the Memorandum of Understanding with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), to be part of the Assistance, Capacity Building and Training Program for Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF).

The objective of this agreement is to provide the opportunity to develop the potential of each of the countries belonging to the program to promote the use of sustainable aviation fuels.

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Commitment and International Reach

The President of Fedebiocombustibles, Carolina Rojas, assured that with this international agreement they are committed to participate in training activities, information exchange, consultations and specific projects to promote SAF as a solution for sustainable aviation mobility.

“We are taking an important step towards caring for the planet and meeting the strategic objectives of the United Nations and the SDGs,” she said.

“The fact that Colombian organizations such as Fedebiocombustibles are part of the agreement with the ICAO guarantees Colombia’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions by between 50% and 75% for aviation and diversification of the energy matrix,” she indicated.

In Latin America, since 2002, passenger traffic has tripled, which forecasts that by 2040 the territory will need at least 2,460 new aircraft to move passengers and cover cargo routes.

It is worth noting that sustainable aviation fuels are currently the main strategy airlines have to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and meet their ambitious goals for 2050.

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