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Planes Could Be Fueled by Food Waste and Renewable Biofuels

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The commercial aviation industry is looking to reduce its emissions and become more sustainable. 

One way the industry plans to do so is to look at options for sustainable jet fuel. A new study recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences explores the concept of converting food waste into jet fuel to be used in current engines - or biofuels.

The study showed that in order for the new fuel to work, it would have to be chemically similar to fossil fuels. Researchers have been developing a jet fuel that has similar molecules.

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