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Aviation: Exhaust Emissions

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 59789, tabled on 20 October 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to help support the UK aviation industry in reaching their decarbonisation targets of net zero emissions by 2050.

Answered on

27 October 2021

We have set a clear policy framework through the recently published Net Zero Strategy, the Jet Zero Consultation and the SAF mandate consultation; have ensured government and industry collaboration through the Jet Zero Council and other forums; are providing £1.95 billion funding over 13 years (2013-2026) to support the development of zero emission technologies through the Aerospace Technology Institute; and recently made a commitment to provide £180 million to support the development of UK sustainable aviation fuel production in the UK, which builds on the progress made through previous advanced fuels competition including the £15 million Green Fuels, Green Skies competition and the £22 million Future Fuels for Flight and Freight Competition.

The Jet Zero Consultation closed on 8 September, and we are working to analyse responses to help shape our final Jet Zero Strategy to be published early next year.