The future of aviation fuels: how the ICAO CAAF/2 Conference propels progress


Pictured: Jatropha is a flowering plant not for fit human consumption. Jatropha curcas generated interest for #AltFuel biodiesel production.

This October, inspired and determined minds are coming together to discuss the future of aviation alternative fuels. In the lead up to the Second ICAO Conference on Aviation and Alternative Fuels (CAAF2), short videos were produced by ICAO to give a glimpse into the critical work being done to make the aviation sector greener and achieve carbon neutral growth.

Click the videos below see how people all over the world are working together to help stop climate change.

The Conference will build upon the results of ​the ICAO Alternative Fue​ls Seminar, held in February 2017, ​and of the First ICAO Conference on Aviation and Alternative Fuels (CAAF), held in November 2009, which endorsed the use of sustainable alternative fuels for aviation as an important means of reducing aviation emissions and established the ICAO Global Framework for Aviation Alternative Fuels (GFAAF).​

At the 39th Session of the ICAO Assembly, Resolutions A39-2 (Consolidated statement of continuing ICAO policies and practices related to environmental protection – Climate change) reaffirmed the need for alternative fuels to be developed and deployed in an economically, socially and environmentally acceptable manner.

The 39th Session of the Assembly also welcomed the convening of this second ICAO Conference on Aviation and Alternative Fuels, with the aim of developing an ICAO Vision on Aviation Alternative Fuels. This Vision will encourage States to take action at national and international levels to further develop and deploy sustainable alternative fuels for aviation.