Posts Tagged ‘jet fuel’

Virgin Atlantic & LanzaTech Achieve Breakthrough in Producing Low Carbon Jet Fuel

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787. Credit: Aleem Yousaf

Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787. Credit: Aleem Yousaf

Reducing CO2 emissions from the new generation aeroplanes has always been a headache for the researchers, as the planes contribute to more than 2% of the global carbon emissions and the aviation industry is growing rapidly. It was Virgin Atlantic who had flown a commercial flight with biofuel way back in 2008. Though it was only a small percentage of coconut and babassu oil mixture which was added to the regular aviation fuel. (more…)

Now Eucalyptus Tree Leaves to Fuel Jet Engine

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

aircrafts

A study by lead researcher Carsten Kulheim and his team from The Australian National University (ANU) shows oil from Australia‚Äôs gum (eucalyptus) trees can be used to produce enough low-carbon renewable jet fuel. The study was conducted at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, University of Tennessee, and the University of Florida in the United States. (more…)

Biofuel discovery could soon power jet planes

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Plane flying over San Diego Bay

A team of researchers from Washington State University have managed to make a series of breakthroughs it is thought could lead to the production of jet fuel from a common fungus that has undergone some genetic mutation. (more…)