The Verified Carbon Standard Association (VCSA) hosts a webinar to discuss a new methodology to curb jet emissions via engine washing. Developed by Pratt & Whitney, the methodology can be used to quantify and credit the greenhouse gas emission reductions that occur when jet engine efficiency is increased - and fuel consumption reduced - through the washing of engines while on the wings of aircraft.
The approach aims to incentivize the use of engine washing that occurs rarely in most airline fleets. While jet engines are periodically scheduled for off-wing overhauling and maintenance, less than five percent of jet engines are actually washed while on the wings of aircraft. This engine washing results in increased propulsive efficiency, thereby reducing fuel consumption.
Richard Love, manager of environmental programs at United Technologies Corporation, represented the methodology developer, Pratt & Whitney. The two validation/verification bodies that assessed the methodology, First Environment Inc and ERM Certification and Verification Services, were represented by Michael Carim, Braulio Pikman and Greg Kozak.
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