Leipzig Airport wants to become a pioneer in the SAF sector

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Leipzig/Halle Airport is set to play a larger role in the area of ​​so-called sustainable aviation fuels in the future. Together with Airbus, Condor, DHL, HH2E and Sasol, a corresponding declaration of intent was signed at the third aviation conference held in Hamburg.

This was handed over to the German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD). The NetZeroLEJ project was prepared over the past few months by the signatories together with other partners and with the support of the federal government and the states of Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt. The aim of NetZeroLEJ is to prepare and implement the production and use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) on an industrial scale. The project is intended to advance the transformation of the aviation sector towards greater sustainability and climate protection. In this way, it is intended to make a significant contribution to strengthening Germany as an industrial, technological and innovation location.

“The aviation industry worldwide is aware of its responsibility for greater climate protection. The large-scale use of CO2-neutrally produced kerosene is the prerequisite for significantly improving the climate impact of aviation in the coming years. Currently, climate-neutral fuels for aviation are only available in small quantities. The region around Leipzig/Halle Airport has the innovative strength, technology and capacity to produce the required production of several hundred thousand tons of CO2-neutral fuels per year. “It can therefore play a pioneering role worldwide in the area of ​​sustainable air transport,” says Götz Ahmelmann, CEO of MDF AG.

Leipzig / Halle Airport (Photo: Leipzig / Halle Airport GmbH, Uwe Schossig).
Leipzig / Halle Airport (Photo: Leipzig / Halle Airport GmbH, Uwe Schossig).