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SWISS to Become World’s First Airlines to Use Solar Aviation fuel

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Swiss International Air Lines AG (SWISS or Swiss Air Lines) and its parent company, Lufthansa Group have partnered with Switzerland based solar fuels start-up, Synhelion SA (Synhelion) to use its solar aviation fuel. Swiss International Airlines will become the first airline to use solar aviation fuel (“sun-to-liquid” fuel) to help power its flights. SWISS will become the first customer of solar kerosene in 2023.

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For this, Synhelion has developed a technology for manufacturing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from renewable energy sources. When combusted solar fuel will only produce as much CO2 as went into its manufacture, cutting aviation emissions. Synhelion is set to build the world’s first facility to industrially produce solar fuel in Jülich, Germany. The plant will become operational from 2022 onwards.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Swiss International Air Lines AG Headquarters: Basel, Switzerland;
  • Swiss International Air Lines AG Founded: 1 April 2002;
  • Swiss International Air Lines AG Chairman: Reto Francioni;
  • Swiss International Air Lines AG CEO: Dieter Vranckx.

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