Honeywell Tech Aims to Make Sustainable Airplane Fuel Cheaper and Cleaner

Honeywell is taking flight in the fight against climate change! They’ve unveiled new technology that could make sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) – a cleaner alternative to traditional jet fuel – cheaper and more eco-friendly to produce.

Think of airplane fuel as the lifeblood of air travel, but the kind we use now pumps out a lot of emissions. SAF is different – it can slash carbon emissions by up to 90% compared to regular fuel! But there’s a catch – SAF is often more expensive to produce.

This is where Honeywell’s new tech comes in. It’s like a special recipe for making SAF from biomass, which is basically organic stuff like leftover crops, wood scraps, or even food waste. Here’s the good news:

  • More bang for the buck: Honeywell says their method can squeeze out 3-5% more SAF compared to other techniques.
  • Trimming the fat: This process also reduces waste products, making it more environmentally friendly.
  • Cutting costs: The best part? They estimate this could bring down the cost of producing SAF by up to 20%!

Honeywell’s hoping this technology will make SAF a more attractive option for airlines, which would mean cleaner skies and a greener future for air travel.

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