Singapore-A more environmentally friendly aviation fuel credit scheme will be rolled out in July, giving companies and travelers the option to pay more to reduce carbon dioxide emissions when transporting goods by air. Will be.

Transport Minister S. Iswaran, who announced the pilot plan on Wednesday (June 8), said the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Temasek will soon announce details.

Sustainable aviation fuels currently cost up to three times as much as traditional jet fuels. Credit schemes are one way airlines can reduce the cost of using more environmentally friendly fuels.

All SIA and Scoot flights from Changi Airport will be tested for one year from the third quarter of this year on refined jet fuel and sustainable aviation fuel (made from spent cooking oil and waste animal fat). Use the mixture.

By using more environmentally friendly fuels, it is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 2,500 tons per year. Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, commercial aviation accounted for approximately 900 million tonnes of carbon dioxide annually, or about 2 percent of the world’s carbon emissions.

In a speech at Temasek’s Eco-Sperity Conference on Wednesday, Iswaran also outlined Singapore’s efforts to green land, air and sea shipping.

Regarding the greening of land transportation, which accounts for about 14% of the country’s total emissions, he emphasized the need to shift more commuters from private cars to public transport and from internal combustion engines to electric vehicles.

It provided up-to-date information on the penetration rate of electric vehicles and said that such registrations formed 8.4% of all new vehicle registrations in the first five months of this year. This is more than double last year and more than 20 times in 2020.

This is a sign of financial incentives to reduce the cost of electric vehicles and efforts to increase the network of chargers, adding that “we expect this momentum to accelerate.”

Iswaran said the government will expand its MRT network from 250km to 360km over the next decade, increasing the proportion of public transport travel.

The Department of Land Transport estimates that if people switch from driving an internal combustion engine to an MRT, they can reduce carbon dioxide emissions per trip by 85%.

In the aviation and maritime sector, Singapore said it is pursuing decarbonization in three broad areas. By powering ground vehicles and equipment. By using eco-friendly fuels on planes and ships.

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