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Disadvantages of Aviation Biofuels

In the past couple of viagra from canada years, we've seen many, many tests being carried out by numerous different airlines and click here indian cialis agencies to study the canada viagra generic possibilities of using biofuel as an entire replacement for or as a blend with conventional jet fuel. But biofuels as a replacement for petroleum-based jet fuel may not be the ideal solution.

Biofuels are better than straight petroleum-based products, but there are drawbacks to real viagra pharmacy prescription biofuels, as well. Dedicating cropland to grow fuel crops can cut down on the available land and farming resources for food production. There are arguments against algae-based fuels, as well. They don't compete with food for farmland, but the industrial infrastructure needed to produce algae-based fuel at scale is a daunting prospect.

Of course, conversion to any new material is a daunting prospect. The development of new technologies will eventually be necessary, one way or another. To continue to research alternatives and to find the best mix of feedstock for alternative fuels is importatnt not only for aviation, but for all energy technologies.

Virgin Atlantic, which is one of the many airlines to have tested biofuels, is now exploring a jet fuel replacement that, rather than using bio materials as feedstock, is derrived from waste industrial gas from steel production.  But if that relies on petroleum fuels as the original feedstock, then the http://www.omroepgroesbeek.nl/inexpensive-levitra long term viability of that process is also questionable.

via: Treehugger and Guardian

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Not necessarily
written by Mark, October 26, 2011
Unfortunately, when one thinks about using crop land for biofuel vs food, they are usually thinking in traditional terms of farming. If fruit and nut trees were planted to produce food worldwide, hunger could be eliminated, enough biomass to fuel the worlds needs could be met and traditional 'farm lands' could be used more efficiently for crops like sugarcane. Think about it.
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written by drew, October 28, 2011
the technology for algae based fuels has arrived.

imagine if it was ww2 and the army needed them...we'd have it up and running in a year for ever.
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Majority of GHGs unaffected by biofuels
written by VisualCarbon, October 28, 2011
According to both IPCC and ICAO science, CO2 is less than half of the radiative forcing of jet emissions. NOx, contrails and induced cirrus cloudiness create a larger impact.

Plus biofuels aren't carbon neutral so they only reduce a portion of the CO2 component anyway.

The UK government looked at how much of a GHG cut aviation could expect by 2050 via a strong push into biofuels and it was a tiny sliver of healthcare of canada pharmacy what is needed to hold aviation emissions flat. The big GHG cuts will come from improvements to engines/airframes, changes to ATM/Operations and demand reduction via carbon pricing and limiting growth of airport capacity.
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Yes Mark, I Concur
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Liquified hydrogen best fuel - now low cost
written by ghonadz, October 29, 2011
Recent developments show a way to produce hydrogen cheaply, without any electricity required, using just sunlight and slightly doped water.
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Hydrogen is the best and most non-polluting fuel because the only thing produced in its combustion is pure water. Given what we're discovering about the negative effects of current jet fuel pollution high in the troposphere, hydrogen is certainly the best choice as a future aviation fuel.
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IMHO
written by Seattle WA SQBiofuels.com, September 12, 2012
The production of biofuel is very inefficient at this moment. Unless scientists are able to www.wowgraphicdesigns.com come out with better alternatives to produce biofuel with high efficiency, I believe it is wow)) viagra for daily use an inefficient way to run jets. Hydrogen certainly has great potential to be a future aviation fuel. Anyway, thanks for the article Philip! Keep it up smilies/smiley.gif

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