Airbus and LATAM Airlines fund MIT study on aviation decarbonization in Latin America

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In Chile, Airbus And LATAM Airlines Group funded a study as part of the joint program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on the Science and Policy of Global Change (MIT Joint Program).

The study, entitled “Options to decarbonize aviation in Latin America sustainably: an assessment of carbon policies, carbon prices and fuel consumption in aviation until 2050 »will provide a comprehensive analysis of deployment scenarios of sustainable aviation fuels ( SAF) until 2050, and explore pathways related to low-carbon hydrogen, direct air capture and bioenergy with carbon capture and storage. Additionally, it will assess the use of incentives, carbon taxes and carbon offsets, among other quantifiable policy instruments, to offset emissions from the aviation sector.

Researchers from the joint program of MIT aim to publish the results of the study in April 2024. Their analysis will include concrete recommendations for Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru on pathways to decarbonization of the aerospace sector.

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