Delayed take-off: Royal Society questions whether sustainable jet fuels can meet soaring demand

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A plane takes off at Manchester Airport | Credit: iStock

Report warns meeting the UK's net zero aviation ambitions through sustainable fuels could require vast quantities of agricultural land or renewable electricity

Producing sufficient sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to honour the UK's net zero aviation pledges would require almost half the country's agricultural land or around triple the renewable electricity generation...

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