What is Tomorrow’s Air?
Tomorrow’s Air is a global collective supporting carbon removal innovators working to clean up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it permanently. Every purchase supports climate and carbon removal education and orders carbon removal with permanent storage.
Sustainable Aviation Fuel
What is Sustainable Aviation Fuel?
Sustainable aviation fuel is a biofuel that can be used to power airplanes. It is a “drop in” fuel that can be mixed with conventional jet fuel and requires no modification to existing jet engines.
How does the Sustainable Aviation Fuel end up on my flight?
SAF is not physically transported and entered into the specific aircraft of the person paying for the fuel. This is because transporting the sustainable aviation fuel to a specific airport or flight is not always possible and could lead to even higher greenhouse gas emissions. Instead, the sustainable aviation fuel you purchase is delivered into the fuel system at an airport close to the SAF production facility. This entry is tracked and verified, and allocated to the individual or organization that has paid for it.
Why does sustainable aviation fuel help clean our air?
Sustainable aviation fuel delivers an 80 percent greenhouse gas emission reduction over conventional jet fuel. This is calculated by taking into account the entire the life cycle of the fuel - from raw material extraction to consumption of the fuel - and comparing it to similar emissions from fossil jet fuel.
The biggest difference between SAF and fossil jet fuel emissions arise upon fuel combustion. Burning fossil fuels increases the carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere, which is one of the main drivers of climate change.
The burning of fuels produced from renewable raw materials, such as SAF, releases the same amount of carbon that renewable raw materials rather recently absorbed from the atmosphere. Hence, the use of renewable raw materials is considered as carbon circulation, not adding new volumes to the atmosphere.
How does Tomorrow’s Air use my money when I make a SAF or carbon removal purchase?
When you make a purchase through Tomorrow’s Air it is tracked in our ledger. We use the money you pay to place either a sustainable aviation fuel or carbon dioxide removal order on your behalf through our portfolio partners. A portion of the money you provide is used to support climate conscious travel education for travelers and travel businesses, and a portion covers administrative costs. See more in the section under Transparency at Our Approach.
When will Neste SAF be delivered
SAF deliveries for Tomorrow’s Air customers placing orders in 2023 will be delivered in 2024. Deliveries are expected within 12 months of purchase. However Tomorrow’s Air and Neste are aiming to deliver the SAF within under 12 months once the order is placed.
Carbon Removal Projects
What is carbon removal?
Carbon removal means taking carbon from the atmosphere and storing it.“Carbon removal can also be referred to as carbon dioxide removal (CDR) or carbon drawdown, is the process of capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and locking it away for decades or centuries in plants, soils, oceans, rocks, saline aquifers, depleted oil wells, or long- lived products like cement. Scientists have proposed many different methods of carbon removal. Some of these are already in use at relatively small scales, whereas others remain in the early stages of research and development.” (American University Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy).
A 2023 report, State of Carbon Dioxide Removal, led by the University of Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, refers to forms of carbon removal CDR that involve capturing CO2 from the atmosphere and storing it for long time periods such as biochar, Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) and Direct Air Carbon Capture and Storage (DACCS) are referred to as ‘novel’ CDR. As the report observes, “Virtually all scenarios that limit warming to 1.5°C or 2°C require “novel” CDR, such as BECCS, biochar, DACCS, and enhanced rock weathering. However, only a tiny fraction (0.002 GtCO2 per year) of current CDR results from novel CDR methods. Closing the CDR gap requires rapid growth of novel CDR.”
Why is carbon removal important?
Earth’s atmosphere now contains so much CO2 that even if all emissions halted tomorrow, we would still have to clean our atmosphere because it takes hundreds to thousands of years to remove by natural processes alone. Scientists agree that carbon removal is necessary to avoid dangerous climate change.
Resources: ClimateWorks Foundation, State of Carbon Dioxide Removal Report
What are the various ways of removing carbon from the atmosphere?
There are several ways to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. At Tomorrow’s Air, we are focused on supporting novel forms of carbon dioxide removal such as direct air capture, biochar, and enhanced weathering.
List of carbon removal technologies and methods (learn more):
• Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS)
• Coastal blue carbon
• Direct air capture with carbon storage (DACCS)
• Enhanced mineralization/weathering
• Forestation and forest restoration
• Ocean alkalinization
• Soil carbon sequestration
How does carbon removal differ from offsetting?
Conventional offsetting for emissions is not the same as removal with permanent storage. With carbon offsetting, the purchaser of the offset compensates for its own emissions by paying someone else to avoid emissions elsewhere. Carbon offsetting project examples include sustaining a forest for example or supporting renewable energy projects. While these are valuable and beneficial they cannot solve our problem alone.
Novel forms of carbon dioxide removal have been receiving increased attention since the landmark IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C identified it as crucial to limiting global warming below 1.5°C and warned that the world can no longer hit this target without it.
How long does the carbon removal I order take to complete?
For direct air capture carbon removal, the time to complete your carbon removal order typically takes 1-2 years. Subject to the utilization and operation schedule of Climeworks’ plants, for carbon dioxide removal currently being subscribed for, carbon dioxide removal service and the safe and permanent storage underground are completed within 7 years or earlier following the order date.
For comparison, this is at least 2 times faster than for typical other carbon dioxide removal approaches (for example, if trees are planted, it will typically take at least 10 years [source] until the carbon dioxide is removed from the air.
For carbon removal ordered via Pacific Biochar, the time to complete your carbon removal order is 18 months or less.
For carbon removal via Eion, 50 - 70 percent of carbon removal is expected to be completed within 24 months from the order date.
How do I participate in carbon removal?
As an individual you can join Tomorrow's Air with a monthly subscription or one-time contribution. You receive a confirmation of your carbon clean up, plus additional benefits. Companies can develop custom partnerships, add Tomorrow's Air into traveler bookings, or to staff travel itineraries.
Does the carbon removal I purchase improve the environment/air quality in my area?
Carbon removal takes carbon dioxide out of the ambient atmosphere, this benefits everyone regardless of where you live. It is not the same however, as cleaning pollution - particulate matter - from a specific area.
Doing Business with Tomorrow's Air
What is Tomorrow’s Air refund policy?
We do not provide refunds, but if you are not satisfied, you may discontinue at any time. Your previous transaction will be your last. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How is Tomorrow’s Air different from other carbon removal companies?
Tomorrow’s Air uniquely builds awareness and understanding for carbon removal among travelers and travel companies in addition to channeling investment directly to carbon removal and sustainable aviation fuel innovators. Tomorrow’s Air also offers individuals who join with a monthly subscription access to benefits from a curated community of sustainable travel providers.
Is Tomorrow’s Air non-profit or for-profit?
Tomorrow’s Air is a for-profit social enterprise initiative driven by purpose and managed by the Adventure Travel Trade Association. Your purchases support carbon removal education and awareness building and directly fund orders for carbon removal. The more travelers we attract to the Tomorrow’s Air collective, the bigger the impact we make together to clean up harmful carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Can I deduct my Tomorrow’s Air purchase from my taxes?
Carbon removal through Tomorrow’s Air is not tax deductible.
Are there additional details I should know about my purchase?
Learn the full terms and conditions of your purchase here.
Future of Tomorrow's Air
What are Tomorrow’s Air’s next steps?
We are only getting started. We will continue to build our community and expand our outreach. Get in touch with us if you would like to get involved.
How can I get involved with Tomorrow’s Air?
If you are a traveler who’d like to clean up carbon from the atmosphere, join us! Learn more here.
If you are an artist, share with us your vision for Tomorrow’s Air. Partnership guidance and submission form are located here.
If you are a tourism board, destination, or travel company, learn about our partnership opportunities by emailing Christina@tomorrowsair.com.