Efforts by companies and policymakers to promote sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) are hastening a future of greener air travel, BIO President and CEO Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath explains in an opinion piece in The Seattle Times.
“Greener air travel is on the horizon. Biofuels will play an increasing role in powering it. And in addition to their environmental benefits, these new sources of fuel will make the world less reliant on countries like Russia to meet energy needs,” she writes. “The most advanced biofuels — known as sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs) — generate up to 80% fewer carbon emissions than kerosene. They can even reduce engine soot and contrails, which heighten the effect of global warming. SAFs can be used in any aircraft that currently burns jet fuel, without modification to the engine or plane.”