Airline industry could fly thousands of miles on biofuel from a new promising feedstock


(Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) A Boeing 747 burns one gallon of jet fuel each second. A recent analysis from researchers at the University of Illinois estimate that this aircraft could fly for 10 hours on bio-jet fuel produced on 54 acres of specially engineered sugarcane.