How airlines are racing to curb rising carbon emissions

Kyle Bakx, CBC News

May 12, 2021

As the world strives to find ways to cope with climate change, the aviation sector is also working hard to find ways to reduce carbon emissions.

As the world strives to find ways to cope with climate change, the aviation sector is also working hard to find ways to reduce carbon emissions. The aviation sector requires enormous energy as it must be able to support weight while floating in the air as well as take off.


In fact, the aviation industry accounts for 3-5% of the world's carbon emissions. "Everybody imagines aviation as one of the most difficult-to-decarbonize sectors," Glenn Llewellyn, who is responsible for the zero-emission aircraft program at Airbus, said in an interview from Toulouse, France.


This article introduces the aviation industry's efforts to reduce carbon emissions. First, in the case of short flights, you can think of a method of using batteries. However, it has the disadvantage that the amount of energy it produces is much less compared to its weight, so they consider reducing emissions by using hybrid technology that integrates batteries and jet fuel.


Another is the production of clean and sustainable fuels. Finally, a method of using a hydrogen fuel cell can also be considered. However, all fields require more detailed research and development. As each sector of the world is making great efforts to reduce carbon emissions, our company will also strive to reduce carbon emissions to cope with climate change.