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Cracking the “Chicken & Egg” Problem to Scale Sustainable Aviation Fuel August 21, 2017 | By Isaac Toussie If you could choose between two functionally identical fuels to power your airplane, except one produces 60–80 percent less carbon emissions on a life-cycle basis, 100 percent less sulfur emissions, and 90 percent less particulate matter, while also supporting local economies, the better choice should be obvious, right? Sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) with those qualities exist today, and they have been proven safe and can be used in existing engines, fuel systems, and infrastructure (and are thus known as “drop-in” fuels). However, current SAF production represents a mere 0.003 percent of total global demand for jet fuel, while aviation carbon emissions continue to grow. So why are we not making the obviously better choice, and what can we do to fix that? In a recen...

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