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Carbon-free aircraft fuel is now a reality thanks to an integrated solar tower.
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Carbon-free aircraft fuel is now a reality thanks to an integrated solar tower.

The aviation industry has never received enough attention for its contribution to climate change. It heavily relies on kerosene, often known as jet fuel, a liquid hydrocarbon fuel made from crude oil, and is accountable for 5% of all anthropogenic emissions worldwide. Until now, there hasn't been a definite option to powering long-haul commercial airplanes on a worldwide scale. Here comes ETH Zurich professor Aldo Steinfeld. A fuel production system created by Steinfeld and his colleagues uses water, carbon dioxide, and sunlight to make aviation fuel. Their plan, which was published on Wednesday in the journal Joule, aims to carbon neutralize the aviation sector. According to Steinfeld, the paper's corresponding author, "We are the first to demonstrate the entire thermochemical...