Biofuel at the doorstep of the aviation industry

As we all know, aviation emissions are doing havoc on our ecosystem. Airplane emissions account for 2% of total carbon fuel emissions. Aircraft engine manufacturers and airlines are making every effort possible to control such emissions. One such initiative to reduce aircraft emissions is the use of biofuel. However, there are some risks linked with biofuel.

Hello and welcome to Engineering Master. In this post, we will look at the use of biofuel and how it affects the aviation sector.

Aviation biofuel is a form of airplane fuel whose major goal is to reduce the carbon impact. Following numerous technical examinations from airplane manufacturers and oil corporations, biofuel was cleared for commercial usage in 2011. Since then, just a few airlines have used biofuel on commercial flights.

Spicejet was the first airline in India to test biofuel on a journey from Dehradun to Delhi. The test was carried out in August 2018 using Bombardier Q400 aircraft. The test was deemed successful by management.

The aviation industry currently accounts for 2% of global emissions, with that figure anticipated to rise to 3% by 2050. That is how greenhouse gas emissions are expected to rise.

One of the few alternatives for lowering carbon emissions is to build fuel-efficient airplanes by altering the fuel source. Solar, electric, and hydrogen-powered aircraft are being investigated, but they will not be practicable in the near future because aviation requires a high power-to-weight ratio and worldwide compatible infrastructure.

There are certain risks linked with biofuel. When biofuel is stored for an extended amount of time, it is more prone to oxidize at a low temperature, causing it to gel. Some additions can improve biofuel’s cold weather tolerance, but only by a few degrees. Manufacturers employ Viton, a synthetic rubber alternative that has no negative impact on biofuels.

About Israel Ashaolu 2090 Articles
Israel Ashaolu is a graduate of electrical and electronic from Niger state Polytechnic. Am an article writter and the owner of techedgeict.com

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