Fuel - The Stuff Travel Experiences Are Made Of
Welcome to your zero-carbon sustainable experience for flying around the world while lowering your pollution! Find out why we need to divest in one, invest in another, and get a sneak peek into what the future holds.
Liquid fuels are the most efficient energy storage, with an energy density 50 times higher than present batteries. Fuel is going to remain the main energy source in aviation.
Fossil vs Waste-Based vs E-Fuel
Our current world runs on fuel. Fossil fuels have a long list of negative effects on our health and environment. Some of these include pollution, land degradation, rising sea levels, and negative human impacts. Much of our population is unaware that ecosystems and communities are being sucked of their life force from extraction. What other options do we have and how do we cultivate them?
Waste-based fuels are here to rescue us! Humans produce a lot of waste, and we can recycle this waste to make an alternative sustainable cleaner fuel. Some of these fuel sources include plants, wood, manure, and garbage. Waste-based fuel is what we need to build the necessary infrastructure to migrate towards a cleaner air travel. They are available today but have capacity limits and there’s another fuel type that will do even better once there is enough demand.
E-fuel combines renewable electricity, carbon, and water to produce hydrocarbons that can be converted into another cleaner fuel. This will benefit humanity by becoming a substitute for current harmful fossil fuels. E-fuel can be adopted immediately within the industry without discarding existing airplanes and equipment. Optimization of the production process is necessary to make e-fuels a viable option, and for now, waste-based fuels are our best solution to make your flight carbon-neutral.
Emissions and Radiative Forcing Reduction
Another downside from burning fossil fuels is a side effect called radiative forcing. This effect describes the action where solar radiation reflects off of the earth’s surface and is trapped within our atmosphere as greenhouse gasses. Cleaner jet fuels burn cleaner reducing CO2 emissions and radiative forcing. Waste-based cleaner jet fuel reduces up to 80% of CO2 emissions, and e-fuels even beyond that, measured on a life cycle assessment.
One Step at a Time
We need to use waste-based jet fuels to transition into e-fuels and help shape a new generation of sustainable travellers. Contribute to your next journey and make a difference today!