SEOUL, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean Air Lines Co., South Korea’s biggest carrier, is accelerating efforts to transform into an eco-friendly airline by introducing carbon neutral jet fuel for the first time among domestic airlines.
The company announced on Monday that it had formed a tie-up with refiner SK Energy Co. for the introduction of carbon neutral jet fuel as part of efforts to actively cope with climate change.
First of all, the airline will purchase a month’s worth of carbon neutral jet fuel for domestic flights departing from Jeju and Cheongju.
Carbon neutral jet fuel refers to jet fuel that ensures zero carbon emissions by calculating the amount of greenhouse gases generated during the entire process of fuel production, transport and consumption and then offsetting it with carbon emission rights.
At present, greenhouse gases generated from aircraft operations account for 2 to 3 percent of the total global footprint.
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