Aviation industry welcomes mobility and fuels strategy of the German Federal Government
“We welcome the fact that, with the mobility and fuel strategy (MKS), the first step towards further dialogue in the transport sector has now been made and that individual measures for more climate protection can now be substantiated,” said Klaus-Peter Siegloch, President of the Federal Association of German Air Transport Industry in Berlin. The Cabinet today approved the mobility and fuel strategy of the Federal Government. “The aviation industry has long set ambitious global goals, for example halving the net CO2 emissions by 2050. This has also been recognized in the mobility and fuel strategy.”
The Chairman of the German alternative aviation fuels initiative aireg, Siegfried Knecht, said: “With its mobility and fuel strategy, the Federal Government has recognized that aviation can only reduce climate gas emissions by using sustainable alternative aviation fuels. We very much welcome this. This awareness must, however, now be followed by action. We will take up the proposal of a “National Development Plan for Alternative Aviation Fuels” with the Federal Government to develop and implement this as a public-private cooperation. Urgent action is needed mainly in the areas of feedstock supply and biorefining capacity.”
Alternative liquid fuels, such as biofuels, therefore represent the only option currently available as an alternative energy source for aviation. This means that an application-oriented strategy must focus on sustainably procuring appropriate raw materials and technologies as well as on establishing industrial biorefinery capacities.
“It is important that the mobility and fuel strategy takes into account that the transport sector and especially aviation can be considered not only locally, but must be seen in an international context,” said Siegloch. “It is gratifying that the mobility and fuel strategy has come about thanks to a constructive dialogue process in which all modes of transport were