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