The roles of chemists and engineers to accelerate sustainable aviation
Webcast: The roles of chemists and engineers to accelerate sustainable aviation (online & in person)
Date: 26 June, 17:00-18:30, welcome from 16:45. Drink and snacks afterwards.
Join us for our webcast, as we delve into the topic of sustainable aviation and the roles that chemists and engineers can play in accelerating its progress.
The yearly climate negotiations in Bonn happened in June, highlighting the urgency to meet the climate target of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, as outlined in the Paris Agreement. To achieve this goal, a rapid reduction of emissions is imperative. As one of the most carbon-intensive activities, air travel gained much attention for transformation.
France has recently taken a significant step by implementing a ban on short flights. Meanwhile the introduction of more night trains is gaining momentum. However, it is evident that not all flights can be replaced in Europe nor between continents, necessitating a shift towards climate-friendly flights.
Chemists and engineers hold key positions in this transition, both as responsible citizens and professionals. Their efforts encompass not only the development of lighter materials and innovative designs but also the exploration of new engines and fuels. As professionals, they have experienced air travel for international conferences, business engagements and academic exchanges. And as people, they may travel for holidays or visit family or friends.
During our upcoming webcast, we will delve into the diverse roles that chemists and engineers can undertake to expedite sustainable aviation. The Chemistry & Society Group will shortly present a comprehensive overview of its technical assessment on sustainable aviation fuels, accompanied by views from various stakeholders representing different groups of society. Our panel will then discuss which roles chemists and engineers can do on a personal basis and as part of their academic or professional community. Lastly, we will discuss how the Netherlands and the EU can lead the development of sustainable aviation.
People attending the webcast in person at the TU Delft (Aerospace Engineering), are welcomed to join us for drinks and snacks afterwards. The language of the webcast will be English
Fons Janssen - CMG
Hans Blom - CMG
Joris Melkert - TU Delft
David Möhringer - Jong KNCV board member