Privacy Policy

This website uses our own cookies to collect information in order to improve our services, and to analyse users’ browsing habits. Your continued use of this website constitutes acceptance of the installation of these cookies. The user has the option of configuring their browser in order to prevent cookies from being installed on their hard drive, although they must keep in mind that doing so may cause difficulties in their use of the webpage.

Accept Accept Essentials Customize Reject Cookie policy

New Biofuel for Airplanes

Legal & Real Estate

Home, Garden & Decoration

Global Topics

Inside Ibiza

Health & Wellness

Ibiza Optimista

Commercial airlines worldwide burn over 450 billion litres of jet fuel every year, and that number is projected to more than double by 2050. This is completely unsustainable, so a solution must be found. A collaboration of US researchers has come up with a 100% sustainable aviation fuel that may enable the airline industry to cut its carbon emissions significantly. The fuel is based on lignin, which is a lavishly abundant natural material that is found in the rigid parts of a plant’s cell wall. The molecular structure of lignin is excellent for creating fuel, but previous efforts to develop it failed because it was very difficult to break it down. However, this new research appears to have overcome those difficulties, and sustainable plant-based jet fuel may be on the horizon.

Related Articles

Plants Cry Out for Water

If you are not giving your plants enough water, you may be making them cry! New research has discovered that plants actually make a noise when they are under stress. Using a soundproof chamber and highly sensitive microphones, researchers managed to pick up a sound coming from the plants which re... READ MORE

Massive Native American Monument

Over 400,000 hectares of public land in Grand Canyon National Park (US) have officially been turned into a national monument honouring the Native American tribes of the Southwest. It will protect thousands of cultural and sacred sites which are precious to these tribal nations. The park is a wond... READ MORE

Psychedelics Therapy Growing

Australia has passed a law that allows psychiatrists to prescribe certain psychedelic substances for patients with depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). MDMA (also known as ecstasy) can be prescribed for PTSD, and psilocybin, the psychoactive ingredient in psychedelic mushrooms, is... READ MORE

Seeing The Sun

In 2006, NASA launched the STEREO space mission to obtain a complete and three-dimensional view of the Sun. After years of work, in 2011 they achieved their goal by providing the first stereoscopic view of our star. Now, in 2023, STEREO-A is approaching Earth, providing a unique opportunity to st... READ MORE

Ibicasa logo

© Copyright 2024

Ibicasa Home and Services.