Environment & Energy Report

Sweden Proposes Biofuel Obligation for Aviation Industry

March 5, 2019, 8:09 PM

Flights would likely become more expensive under a Swedish plan to make aviation fuel cleaner, industry representatives said March 5.

Their comments follow the Environment and Energy Ministry’s March 4 presentation on reducing aviation greenhouse gas emissions. Contained in an expert committee’s report, the proposals include a new requirement for lower-emission aviation fuel.

Under the plan, Swedish suppliers would be required to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their fuel by 0.8 percent in 2021, rising in stages to a 27 percent reduction by 2030. The reduction would be achieved by blending jet fuel with biofuels.

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