Biofuels Bridging the Gap

Sustainable aviation fuels are widely considered to be an essential, albeit interim, solution to the aviation industry’s impending emissions crisis. A decade since such fuels made their debut, they’re still blighted by low availability and prohibitively high costs, as Selwyn Parker reports.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has been working with LanzaTech to create ethanol via a method known as micro-organism powered gas fermentation.

As the world’s airlines embark on their commitment to a zero-emission strategy by 2050, suppliers of renewable aviation fuel are racing to boost production to plug a yawning gap – but despite a flurry of recent activity, many believe they’re losing the race.

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