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Jet Fuel Made From This Crop Could Cut Emissions by Up to 68%, New Analysis Proves

Jet Fuel Made From This Crop Could Cut Emissions by Up to 68%, New Analysis Proves

Michelle Starr writes in Science Alert about how jet fuel made from a certain crop could cut airline emissions by up to 68%.

The C3 Take
  • A new study has revealed that the airline industry could cut emissions by 68% by switching to sustainable aviation fuel derived from non edible Brassica carinata, a variety of mustard plant.
  • In 2018 roughly 2.4% of global emissions came from the aviation industry.
  • The biggest impediments to airlines using sustainable aviation fuel instead of petroleum are cost and supply chains.
  • Through scientific discoveries such as this we can look to reduce the carbon footprint of our airlines.

“According to a new study, we could reduce these emissions by up to 68 percent – by switching to a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) derived from plants. Specifically, the non-edible oilseed crop Brassica carinata, a variety of mustard plant. And it could be more cost-effective than petroleum fuel.”

Read the full article here.

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