Green Diesel Is Potential Path To Aviation’s CO2 Goal

By Graham Warwick
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
January 20, 2014

Technically, alternative aviation fuels have made rapid progress, with new fuels approved, and several more in the pipeline. Commercially, progress has been slower; challenges are rife when it comes to producing feedstocks and fuels at high volumes and low prices.

Now, Boeing says, a biofuel supply sufficient to meet up to 1% of the aviation sector's fuel needs could be available “instantly” if green diesel is cleared for use in aircraft, and at a price competitive with petroleum jet fuel. The company is working with partners to gain approval by the end of 2014.

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