Could aviation ever be less polluting?

Published on 13/05/19 in News

The aviation industry is under pressure to reduce carbon emissions

Air travel continues to grow in popularity around the world. Can technological innovation help square this circle, or should we simply fly less often?

Biofuels made from plant material or animal waste have often been touted as a sustainable alternative to kerosene-based jet fuels.

One of the leading players in the field of turning industrial waste into fuel – Chicago-based LanzaTech’s Freya Burton thinks governments need to invest more in biofuels. “But given that a major airline might use more than four billion gallons of fuel a year, there is currently no biofuel plant in the world capable of producing even a fraction of what is needed” says Freya Burton, chief sustainability officer at LanzaTech.

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