A team of scientists in North Dakota has successfully created jet fuel from plant oils, Scientific American reports, and the resulting product is “indistinguishable from the conventional kind.”
I’ve been waiting for this news for a long time.
Of course, a reduction of our consumption levels is the first step, and of course, bio-fuels aren’t perfect by any means. But every time I read another article about how we all need to stop flying, I think to myself: Isn’t anybody doing something to make commercial flight less harmful?!