LYON, France - Forget fossil fuel travel - airplanes could one day run on sugar-munching bacteria. Conventional jet fuel is created by burning fossil fuels like oil and gas, generating a mammoth carbon footprint. But a tiny common soil bacteria could change all this, Charlotte Elton reports for Euro News.Continue reading original article.
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6 July 2022 - “If we can make this fuel with biology there’s no excuses to make it with oil,” says Pablo Cruz-Morales, a microbiologist at the Technical University of Denmark. “It opens the possibility of making it sustainable.”
According to Elton's piece for Euro News, aviation accounts for approximately 2% of global carbon emissions. that said, carbon dioxide is only a portion of the overall warming effect aircraft produce, including nitrogen oxides and contrails.
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