Alternative Fuels for Jet Travel in Our Future?

June 21, 2006

Environmental activists have long focused criticism on the amount of fuel consumed by cross-country and international jet travel, but government and academic researchers announce that they are researching alternative fuels for jets. A usable product is years away, but the length of time such an endeavor takes is only one of the many challenges facing development of these alternative fuels:

  • Such fuels are even more expensive than Jet A right now.
  • The fuels are difficult to transport and manage in harsh weather conditions, making snow-prone northern climes more costly for such fuel usage.
  • Some of the alterna-fuels, such as biodiesel, freeze at lower temperatures – making high altitudes "interesting" (tm Peter Kirsch)

Regardless, the inquiry is a positive development. TAL hopes the project proceeds apace and leads to a usable product soon.


2 Responses to “Alternative Fuels for Jet Travel in Our Future?”

  1. Fundraiser Says:

    A few questions from a blog idiot

    How do you keep the spammers from eating you alive? i\’ve seen blogs with nothing but spam postings.

    How do you keep some left wing extremist from posting racist or defamatory rhetoric? and if you cant stop them, what are you legally liabel when they do?

    can viruses be posted to blogs?

  2. Alternative Fuels for Jet Travel would be a great solution even for today’s jets because they have an outrageous consumption.

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