aireg – Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany e.V.

aireg is committed to the increased production and use of regenerative aviation fuels in Germany: By 2030 a total of 10% of sustainable fuels should be added to the kerosene required in Europe.

In 2011 aireg was founded in Berlin by aviation companies, airports, research institutes, companies in the aviation industry and companies in the provision and processing of raw materials. aireg combines the high level of commitment, broad experience and specialized know-how from industry, business and science.

Face the environmental challenges of aviation

Background: Fossil fuels are becoming scarcer and thus more expensive in the foreseeable future. They significantly contribute to global warming and climate change. For traffic on the ground and maritime traffic, alternative drive variants such as electric, solar or hydrogen drive can be developed soon. However, these alternatives are unsuitable for the use in aviation.

Previous measures: For this reason the aviation industry is focussing on efficiency and savings. For years, air traffic has been steadily reducing its fuel consumption and CO2 emissions per passenger, however absolute fuel consumption continues to rise. In the long term, the self-imposed goal of international aviation is to reverse the trend: By 2050 greenhouse gas emissions should be reduced to net-zero.


Working together on regenerative fuels

aireg's task: However, the measures taken so far are not sufficient to reach these ambitious goals. Only through the comprehensive use of regenerative aviation fuels the dynamically growing air traffic sector can effectively make its contribution to the energy transition and climate protection.

Sustainability plays a central role in aireg's strategic direction. Sustainable aviation fuels can be made from a variety of feedstock, e.g. non-biogenic feedstock such as electricity, water and carbon or biogenic feedstock such as used cooking oil.

Goals of aireg until 2030

  • Construction and Operation of a PtL-Research-, Technology and Demonstrationplatform in Germany
  • Industrialisation: Operation of at least one commercial SAF facility in Germany
  • at least 10% SAF in 2030