Thursday, 26 May 2011
A study conducted by Australia's national science agency has found that huge monetary savings and environmental impacts reduced by switching to bio-fuel to transport planes. The study by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization has found that in Australia's case the move would save $2bn on fuel imports and decrease greenhouse gas emissions by 17%.
The study implements targets to source 5% of fuel requirements by 2020 and 40% by 2050. The report has so far received the backing of carriers such as Qantas, Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand.
Typical sources of bio-derived fuels include oil seed trees, algae, stubble from crops and urban waste. Australia and New Zealand are fortunate to have ample supplies to create large quantities of bio-fuel.
Posted by Tom Warsop at 19:30