Greenhouse gas emissions are a growing concern, due to their detrimental effect on our environment. The aviation industry has taken a close look at its contribution in respect to greenhouse gas emissions, due to the fact that it is obvious that a great deal of gas emissions are the byproduct of aircraft engines. It has been estimated that nearly 2 of the total greenhouse emissions throughout the world are the product of aviation engine emissions. Due to this fact, there is a growing use of biofuels, as well as the development of more efficient biofuels for use by the aviation industry.Didn’t catch that? This explains it.
Many algae-based biofuels are being used by many airlines in test flights. Biofuels have been tested in aircraft in order to determine if aircraft performance was hindered by the use of biofuels, and it was found that aircraft performance was not hindered by the use of biofuels. Some airlines around the world are using biofuels as a method of propelling small single engine aircraft on short commuter flights. In addition, some biofuels have been found to work as excellent lubrication in preventing viscosity between moving engine parts, which will greatly reduce the need for petroleum-based fuels as lubricating agents for engines.