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Plant-based jet fuels could soon be an alternative to petroleum

A new study evaluated the potential of plant-derived biofuels to compete with petroleum-based products as a sustainable source of fuel for the aviation industry. It reported that bio-jet fuel might become a viable alternative to fossil fuels – but only if researchers maintain their current rate of success.  The global aviation industry consumes millions of barrels of petroleum-based fuels per day. Its unique need for cheap, efficient, and reliable fuel prevents it from switching to renewable energy sources.  But researchers from the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) of the Department of Energy (DOE) said that biofuels will eventually attain the same level of efficiency as traditional petroleum counterparts.  Read more....



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