Honeywell experts say they can cut aviation's carbon footprint by 80 percent with new ethanol fuel technology

Nov. 4, 2022
The new tech promises to make the production of ethanol-based aviation fuels easier and cheaper than ever before, Kyle Hyatt reports for Jalopnik.

PHOENIX - Aviation is one of the few industries that can’t easily move away from combustion power because batteries are just too heavy. So, until that changes, we’re stuck with jet fuel and avgas, but some companies, like Honeywell, are working to make aviation fuel cleaner and greener through the use of biofuels, Kyle Hyatt reports for JalopnikContinue reading original article.

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

4 November 2022 - "As demand for SAF has increased, we've been looking at different ways to make more SAF economically that people can adopt and adopt at large-scale and produce to displace significant fractions of the jet and diesel pools," Kevin O'Neil, senior business leader for renewable fuels at Honeywell UOP, said.

According to Reuters' Stephanie Kelly, "The company says, depending on the type of ethanol feedstock used, that its technology can cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80% on a total lifecycle basis compared with petroleum-based jet fuel. Ethanol is primarily made from corn in the United States."

Honeywell's new technology enables oil refiners and producers the ability to convert current (or idle) plants into SAF production.

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