The Potential Role of Ammonia as a Low Carbon Aviation Fuel

Abhilasha Fullonton, Christopher Jones, Alice Larkin

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The aviation sector faces significant challenges in curtailing its contribution to climate change. Pathways for changes in aviation’s greenhouse gas emissions vary, but in all cases new fuels are called for in the coming decades. Without new fuels and/or demand side measures aviation will rely on significant levels of designated carbon dioxide removals (CDR) to keep within global carbon budgets. CDR is currently underdeveloped and in demand across multiple sectors. It is necessary, therefore, to consider more radical options for decarbonising aviation. This report considers the potential for ammonia as an alternative low carbon fuel and as an energy carrier for hydrogen.
Original languageEnglish
Commissioning bodyAviation Environment Federation
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jan 2024


  • aviation emissions climate change
  • Ammonia

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