According to new research by Puneet Dwivedi of the University of Georgia, USA, aviation fuel can be derived from Brassica carinata, a non-edible oilseed crop, which belongs to the mustard family. This plant-based fuel will also reduce carbon emissions by up to 68%. The aviation industry emits 2.5% of all carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions worldwide. Carinata is grown as a winter crop in the US and will not compete with other food crops for space on which it can be grown. If it works, it will create a huge reduction in the pressure on fossil fuels.
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