by Lombard Odier

Will zero emissions aviation ever take off?

Aviation must find an alternative to fossil fuels if countries are to hit ambitious net zero emissions targets by 2050. As the FT’s Peggy Hollinger explains, intriguing options using electric batteries, bio and synthetic fuels, and hydrogen propulsion are being explored, but so far nothing can compete with the cost and efficiency of carbon-polluting kerosene.

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