Hello BESTers!

An article about using biofuels for jet engines was recently published by Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. This article discusses the biofuel debate of using different feedstocks for jet fuel, including jatropha and algae. According to the article, the "U.S. commercial airlines alone burn 240 million gallons of jet fuel every day, at a cost of roughly $720 million".  Using a biofuel blend in jet turbines could help offset greenhouse gases and possibly run more efficiently in turbines. With Florida being a high traffic aviation zone, the potential use of biofuels in aviation could help lower costs and lead toward a greener plane trip.

The article is by Yale Environment 360's David Biello titled "For Greening Aviation, Are Biofuels The Right Stuff?", published on June 11, 2009.  The article can be found at http://e360.yale.edu/content/feature.msp?id=2160.

Have a great week!

Eric Layton