(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) With an estimated daily fuel demand of more than 5 million barrels per day, the global aviation sector is incredibly energy-intensive and almost entirely reliant on petroleum-based fuels. However, a new analysis by Berkeley Lab shows that sustainable plant-based bio-jet fuels could provide a competitive alternative to conventional fuels if current development and scale-up initiatives continue to push ahead successfully.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-03/dbnl-bsf031519.php