Sustainable Energy Transformations in Aviation

The “Sustainable Energy Transformations in Aviation (SETA)” project aims to contribute to an acceleration of sustainable energy transformations in aviation, with a focus on bio-based jet fuels and electric aircrafts. The project will be exploring the socio-technical opportunities and barriers related to these transformations.

Aircraft landing, sunset

The Swedish government has set ambitious targets to become carbon neutral by 2045, including targets for a fossil-free transport sector. Aviation plays a key role here. The vision is for all domestic flights to be fossil free by 2030 and all flights leaving from Sweden to be fossil free by 2045. Sweden is already a global leader in sustainable energy transformations in aviation, with major Swedish airlines offering their customers the possibility to purchase bio-based sustainable jet fuel and major initiatives for electric aircrafts.

To achieve the project's purpose, we have 3 doctoral students at KTH and Linköping University who are researching the following research questions:

  1. What are the economic effects of a sustainable energy transformations in the Swedish aviation sector?
  2. From a life cycle perspective, what are the ecological risks and opportunities linked to energy transformations in the Swedish aviation sector and what strategies may be necessary to achieve Sweden's energy and climate goals?
  3. What policy-related tools are needed to promote sustainable energy transformations in the Swedish aviation sector and why?
  4. What consumer preferences exist and are relevant for a sustainable energy transformations in Swedish aviation and why?

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