UN aviation agency agrees criteria for sustainable biofuels

Life-cycle emissions of alternative jet fuels to be 10% below those for kerosene, according to new criteria

ICAO delegates decided that life-cycle emissions of alternative jet fuels should be 10% below those for kerosene.The UN aviation agency has agreed criteria for sustainable biofuels while discussing details of a planned global emissions offsetting scheme in a closed meeting of its council, ENDS has learnt.

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) announced plans last year for a global scheme, dubbed CORSIA, prompting the EU to extend a partial exemption from its emissions trading system (ETS).

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