The Lufthansa Group plans to use electricity to generate sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs), where the carbon comes from CO2 in the atmosphere. The airline wants to take at least 25,000 liters of such fuel per year for at least five years. These fuels are currently only available in laboratory-sized quantities, with Lufthansa instead mainly purchasing biogenic origin fuels when it comes to SAFs.
Across the industry, there is a push for sustainability. Just today, IATA approved a resolution for the global air transport industry to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Earlier this year, British Airways CEO Sean Doyle said that zero-carbon aviation solutions would take 30 years, suggesting that sustainable aviation fuels will need to account for the bulk of the journey to net-zero.