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Airbus Wants To Run An A350 Only Using Biofuels

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Airbus today announced that it is teaming with German research center DLR, Rolls-Royce, and SAF producer Neste to pioneer the ‘Emission and Climate Impact of Alternative Fuels’ (ECLIF3) program. (simpleflying.com) More...

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carste10
carste10 2
From Airfuel bp site: "SAF is currently made from used cooking oil and animal waste fat." What few sources are mentioning is the amount of carbon based fuel currently required to produce SAF, much like what is used to produce ethanol for mogas.
mbrews
mbrews 3
Read closely . Its a carbon-based fuel that burns in a turbojet engine. From municipal solid waste or cooking oil. But it's tailor-made for folks to feel Real Virtuous by shunning kerosine & Jet-A fuel
tjoneillMO
Tim ONeill 2
The additional virtue is it probably costs 15X compared to kerosene. And you won't be able to transport in a pipeline.
skylab72
skylab72 0
What part of Airbus is teaming with a >research center< did you miss? This is not attempting to change anyone's current fuel, they are doing research into the chemistry of fuels. Clearly, you are unaware the chemistry of fuels is mostly, if not almost exclusively about organic molecules. "Biofuels", while not currently profitable have ALL the requisite components and provide an excellent base for research. Been in the 21st Century long?

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