Fully sustainable fuels can power our planet with less carbon footprint

Can they really replace fossil fuels?
Loukia Papadopoulos

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In the United States, the burning of fossil fuels for electricity and transportation is the main cause of dangerous greenhouse gas emissions responsible for climate change and global warming. In fact, just 100 companies are the source of more than 70 percent of greenhouse gas emissions.

This means that despite the best efforts of individuals to reduce their emissions, the climate crisis will continue as long as fossil fuels dominate. Increasingly, people have started demanding that the businesses responsible for this pollution do something about it.

One solution would be to develop and use more sustainable fuels. Instead of being refined from petroleum, sustainable fuels are made from renewable biological resources like waste oils from both animals and plants, paper textiles and packaging, agricultural residues, and non-fossil carbon dioxide.

So far, these fuels have been used in the aviation industry with much success. They can power different types of planes with the same energy as jet fuels but with a much smaller carbon footprint.

Could these fuels be the answer to our climate woes? Where else are they currently used and where may they be used in the future? This video answers all these questions.

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