The 0.3% solution to saving the planet.

Why do airlines use biofuels?  It pays to advertise?  A number of articles like this one, Why airlines keep pushing biofuels: They have no choice, are circulating on using biofuels in aviation.  The use seems to be very small such as “FedEx, which burns 1.1 billion gallons of jet fuel a year, promised Tuesday to buy 3 million gallons per year of fuel that a company called Red Rock Biofuels hopes to make out of wood waste in Oregon. Southwest Airlines also has agreed to buy some of Red Rock’s planned output.”  That works out to 0.3% of their fuel use.

To fill this need, we are supposedly going to use biofuels from all sources.

That leaves so-called advanced biofuels made from agricultural waste, trash or specialty crops that humans don’t eat. Last month, United Airlines announced a $30 million stake in Fulcrum Bioenergy, the biggest investment yet by a U.S. airline in alternative fuels.

Biofuels, other than ethanol, have different compositions and properties depending on source.  Heat value, pour point, corrosive content may not make much difference in an automotive diesel.  It needs to be blended with normal fuel.  It’s not likely to make up a significant portion of aviation fuel.   This sounds more like advertising.


5 responses to “The 0.3% solution to saving the planet.

  1. Advertising will not save reputations of crooked politicians and consensus scientists if Earth cools and exposes the national academies of science that were united into a worldwide “Orwellian Ministry of Consensus Science (UN)Truths” when nations were united (UN) on 24 Oct 1945.

    The internal composition of the Sun was immediately changed from:
    _ a.) Mostly iron (Fe) in 1945 to
    _ b.) Mostly hydrogen (H) in 1946,

    and George Orwell also started writing “Nineteen Eighty-Four” In 1946.

    The pulsar core of the iron Sun offers ASSURANCE humanity will survive this 70-year voyage on a ship of fools guided by frightened, incompetent world leaders.

    The 2009 Climategate emails and six years of official excuses for deception disguised as 97% consensus science conclusively demonstrate that humanity has been captive passengers on Spaceship Earth for seventy years, guided by world leaders who lost contact with reality in 1945!

    Fortunately for humanity, Nobel Laureate Max Planck recognized and pointed out in 1944 that a “conscious and intelligent Mind” directs the force that creates and sustains atoms, lives and planets in the solar system, . . .

    the same force that endowed humans with inalienable rights to self-governance in order to insure “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

    That is our assurance that BIG BROTHER IS GOING DOWN.

  2. Hank de Carbonel

    A public announcement that the ransom installment has been paid to the regulators. Can you make biofuel from peanuts, probably not for peanuts.

  3. Reblogged this on kingbum78's Blog and commented:
    The only question I have that this article didn’t really get into is what is Red Rock’s capacity to fill orders on demand for a business. This could very well explain the 0.3% but with that being said unless FedEx has an exclusivity contract with Red Rock if they were serious about switching up to biofuels wouldn’t they have other partners?

  4. When a plane crashes because biofuels damage the fuel system, the same politicians and regulators who forced the use of biofuels will then blame the airline for the crash.
    They will then use that crash as proof that more government regulation and control is needed.

  5. Some of stunts the airlines are pulling on their passengers and bullying by the TSA may reduce flying emission more than anything.

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