Fat, Sugar, Trash: All the Weird Things that May Fuel Planes by 2050

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An article in the Washington Post highlights the future of aviation fuel, showcasing a plane that recently flew across the Atlantic using fat and sugar-based fuel. The airline industry, aiming to eliminate carbon emissions by 2050, is exploring various Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF), including those made from waste, crops, and even green hydrogen. LanzaJet, for instance, has opened the first factory to produce jet fuel from ethanol, sourced from corn, sugar cane, and fermented factory emissions. Read more