Saturday, October 29, 2011

Aviation Biofuels

I remember just about a year or maybe two ago there was a big news story about how Richard Branson from Virgin was testing bio fuels in some of his planes. I remember thinking this was a very cool idea and maybe the answer to flying guilt free.

However there are some disadvantages to aviation bio-fuels which I discovered when reading this article from EcoGeek, which is a great blog if you are looking for this kind of information!

One major downside is similar to ethanol that was going to be the answer to gasoline. If we switch over then we are taking up valuable crop land that would have been used to feed the people of the world, which will push up food prices.

Interesting stuff!

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