The Search For A Better Airplane Fuel

As the air travel industry grows, we need to find alternative jet fuels that have less of an impact on the planet.
Karin Heineman, Executive Producer

Airplanes use a lot of fuel, and burning all that fuel releases carbon dioxide, which contributes to global warming. To reduce flying's impact on the planet, scientists are taking a closer look at the complex fuels that power planes. The ultimate goal is to design fuels that will take planes further with fewer harmful emissions.


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Karin Heineman is the executive producer of Inside Science TV.