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Air India, AirAsia India and Vistara sign MoU with CSIR-IIP

Air India, AirAsia India, and Vistara (Tata SIA Airlines), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate on the study, development, and use of sustainable aviation fuels.

Air India, AirAsia India and Vistara sign MoU with CSIR-IIP

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Indian Institute of Petroleum and the airline companies of the Tata group, Air India, AirAsia India, and Vistara (Tata SIA Airlines), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate on the study, development, and use of sustainable aviation fuels.

Examining Single Reactor HEFA Technology for Drop-in Liquid Sustainable Aviation and Automotive Fuel is the main goal of the Memorandum of Understanding. The MOU also indicates the intention of the signatories to collaborate in a number of other sustainable aviation-related areas.

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With greenhouse gas and carbon emissions becoming a major concern around the world, the impact of continuing to utilize petroleum-derived fuel for aviation is substantial. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has committed to attaining net-zero carbon emissions from its operations by 2050 in accordance with the goals of the Paris Agreement to keep global warming to 1.5°C.

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Additionally to cutting-edge new propulsion technology and other efficiency upgrades. Sustainable aviation fuel can be combined with conventional jet fuel to cut emissions. It is produced from sustainable resources such used cooking oil, forestry and agricultural waste, and agricultural byproducts. It can be installed without requiring any adjustments to the aircraft because it is a “drop-in” fuel.

Dehradun-based CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum is devoted to R&D in the hydrocarbon industry. Its mission is to build capacity and competency in new energy fields like bio, hydrogen, and solar energy as well as competitive and sustainable technologies and products to fulfil the demands of the rapidly expanding energy sector.

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Air India intends to increase the fleet size by an additional 30 aircraft.(Opens in a new browser tab)

According to the Globe Scan Sustainability Leaders Survey, 2022, the Tata group has been named the top sustainability leader in Asia Pacific and the only Asian business to be listed among the top 15 corporates globally.

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