Aviation fuel made by food waste can go a long way in mitigating harm caused to the environment by emissions
Bengaluru: Wastage of food in India is a big problem. Unconfirmed data suggests that household food waste in India is 59kg per capita per year.
While India struggles to find efficient way to dispose of the waste, here is how it can hit two birds in one stone.
Well, we are referring to the climate change and the contribution made by jet fuels. Rising emissions can be indeed deadly.
But here is a way to deal with both food wastage and emissions.
As per a study by National Academy of Sciences, food waste can be used to derive jet fuel, thereby mitigating consequences of emissions, IndiaTimes notes.
But the big question is: How is it done?
The website adds that the organic waste can be converted into paraffin, a fuel akin to kerosene. This can be used in jet engines.
What is noteworthy her is that such fuels can limit harm to the nature by a whopping 165 percent as opposed to fossil fuels.
There is yet another way to lessen the harm caused to the environment. And that is by operating planes with the help of batteries. But that is, at this stage, not feasible because of weight balancing.
So as of now, scientists feel fuel generated by food wastage is the best alternative to protect the environment from pollution.
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Last Updated Mar 23, 2021, 6:52 PM IST