Can Oil Industry Giants Like Shell Provide Sustainable Jet Fuel By 2025?

Airlines and aviation are recovering from their COVID-19 tailspin, which parked 17,000 airliners in 2020. Meanwhile, aviation accounts for 3% of worldwide carbon emissions, but cutting back is difficult due to a lack of alternatives to energy-dense jet fuel. Yet despite today’s woes, aviation industry fuel suppliers like Shell and BP are working towards creating “greener” energy sources.

As far back as 2010, a US Air Force A-10 Warthog attack aircraft flew a test flight from Eglin Air Force base in Florida fueled by canola oil.

Increasing production of cleaner sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is key, as it may be 2040 before alternative power sources such as

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