Sustainable fuel for planes is closer than you may think
Author: Andy Uhler
According to Joshua Heyne, associate professor at the University of Dayton’s school of engineering, SAFs are what’s known as a drop-in fuel, meaning airlines can blend it with jet fuel and put it in a jet without completely redesigning the engine. Multinationals like Shell focusing on sustainable aviation fuels is good, but only one piece of the puzzle, said Dan Rutherford, aviation director at the International Council on Clean Transportation. More innovation and extensive regulation are needed, he said, to encourage a rethinking of the entire airline industry.