Masdar researchers find ISEAS jet fuel reduces GHG emissions by up to 68%

December 26, 2016 |

In the UAE, researchers at Masdar Institute and Qatar University found the Integrated Seawater Energy Agriculture System can produce aviation biofuels, electricity, and food while afforesting coastal desert land, acting as a long-term sink for carbon, minimizing freshwater consumption, and having beneficial land use impacts when compared to fossil jet fuel production. Based on a sensitivity analysis, we show that ISEAS HRJ emits 38 to 68% less greenhouse gases than fossil jet fuel and yields an overall positive net energy balance under all scenarios except one with an extensive use of desalinated water.

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