Lufthansa And SWISS Introduce “Climate Neutral” Fuel Option

Lufthansa, Carbon Offset, Sustainable Fuels

Lufthansa and SWISS are looking to help passengers to offset their CO2 emissions by purchasing sustainable air fuels. 326.33 tonnes of CO2 have so far been offset through the programs reforestation option. This compares to just 59.78 tonnes offset via sustainable jet fuel.

Sustainable fuel or reforestation?

Passengers using Lufthansa’s new Compensaid platform have two options for offsetting their CO2. The fuel option costs €1 per liter, while each tree costs around €3.90.

However, while the sustainable fuel option is more expensive, Lufthansa also advertises that the Sustainable Air Fuel offsets CO2 “immediately”. If the offset is split 50/50 between the two options, it will only take 10 years to offset the carbon emissions.

In my case, investing 100% in sustainable fuel would cost €39.56, while choosing reforestation costs just €1.91. Both options would offset 81kg of CO2.

I opted to go for 5% to Sustainable Fuels and 95% to reforestation.

Collected and summarized from the source below by Minh Pham