How Food Waste Could Be Turned Into Climate-Friendly Jet Fuel

Humans dump an estimated 10 billion gallons of potential biofuel into landfills every year. Researchers found a way to capitalize on it.

For many uses, liquid fuels remain the most practical energy supply—aircraft and large ships being obvious examples. It’s possible to produce biofuels for these applications. But so far no one’s been able to do that at a competitive price, leaving fossil fuels as the dominant option.

In a new paper, a group of US-based researchers has therefore looked into the prospect of converting food waste into jet fuel. Chemically, the results are excellent, producing material that can be blended with a bit of standard jet fuel to meet

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