TITLE

Flying start for biofuels

AUTHOR(S)
Davies, Sean
PUB. DATE
August 2011
SOURCE
Engineering & Technology (17509637);Aug2011, Vol. 6 Issue 7, p43
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Air travel is something that modern travellers have taken for granted, but in the age of global warming it is coming under increasing pressure to clean up its act. The industry has been vehement in its defence of its environmental credentials, but despite that assertion it is Investing heavily in new technologies that will continue to reduce its carbon emissions. These improvements broadly fall within three areas fuel, engines and aircraft. Each new generation of aircraft and engine offers improved fuel efficiency, fewer emissions and Improved noise performance, but it is in the area fuels, or more accurately biofuels, that the chief breakthroughs are expected.
ACCESSION #
64386266

 

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