aireg has set itself the ambitious goal of achieving an admixture quota of 10% for regenerative fuels in Germany by 2025. German policy makers should set important course points if they want to shape actively this process and if they want to exploit the potential for more climate protection, sustainability, and less CO2 emissions.

According to the Mobility and Fuel Strategy (MKS), the German Government also counts on sustainable jet fuel made from renewable resources in the aviation industry, in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector by 40% compared to the level in 1990 by 2020.

Due to the global competition of the airlines, the measures for the development and market introduction of renewable fuels in Germany must be designed to be neutral in competition. In doing so, Germany cannot only implement the European and international targets for decarbonisation in transport on a national level, but also play a pioneering role in international climate protection.

Given the current price of oil, in the short term, alternative aviation fuels also need market launch assistance in the context of the implementation and development of the " National Development Plan for Alternative Aviation Fuels" provided for in the Mobility and Fuel Strategy (MKS).

Economic perspectives for Germany

In the medium term, research on future-oriented raw materials such as algae and the development of advanced refinery technologies for the processing of renewable resources open up economic prospects in Germany as well. So far, however, there is no refinery in Germany that could meet the demand for alternative kerosene or produce it at marketable prices. There is an urgent need to catch up.

With the establishment and promotion of large-scale industrial refineries for the production of sustainable aviation fuels in Germany, this policy is consistently thought through to the end and makes the production of CO2-friendly alternative aviation fuels at market and competitive prices possible. At the same time, new jobs in Germany and exportable technology know-how (‘Made in Germany’) is created.