aireg and its members are very pleased to welcome the State of Lower-Saxony, represented by the Lower Saxony Ministry for the Environment, Energy, Construction and Climate Protection as its latest member. With this decision, the government of Lower Saxony underlines the importance and urgently needed use of sustainable aviation fuels from renewable energies as an important contribution of aviation to the protection of climate and environment.
The chairman of the aireg board, Siegfried Knecht, is very delighted: “We are very pleased that we could win the state of Lower Saxony as an important actor and partner for the future cooperation. Together we will promote the existing potential of the State of Lower Saxony and decisively advance the market launch of sustainable fuels to reduce CO2 emissions.”
The Minister of the Environment, Olaf Lies (SPD), stated:
“The transport sector must become climate neutral in the future. This is a challenge that we can only meet with different solutions. However, it is clear that renewable energies are increasingly being used in the transport sector. This is a crucial step towards more climate protection! The Ministry has set up a department for sustainable mobility to promote this change in transport policy. We are concentrating on maritime, road and air traffic. The solutions can be battery electric vehicles in the passenger car sector, fuel cell vehicles with hydrogen in the field of commercial vehicles and in rail transport. We need other solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from aircrafts. The non-profit organisation aireg is an association of companies and institutions from the aviation industry, science and research as well as administration that has set itself the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This is to be achieved, for example, by using synthetic kerosene generated from green electricity. We are happy to join aireg because this is how we create future prospects for air traffic and fuel manufacturers – and for climate protection”.