Meal planning, shopping lists, soup from shrivelled vegetables – all valid ways of lowering food waste.
Now researchers have discovered that leftover food can be converted to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) – rescuing the unused energy.
Paraffins, particularly suitable for SAF, are generated during the decomposition process before any methane is produced.
Thus, overall greenhouse gas emissions could be reduced by 165% compared with using standard aviation fuel.
The significant reduction in soot formation and aerosol emissions could also have a serious impact.
Carbon-zero flying: coming soon to an airport near you!