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New Plasma Technique Converts Landfill Methane into Sustainable Jet Fuel

Researchers at the University of Sydney have developed a novel method using plasma technology to transform methane gas emissions from landfills into clean jet fuel. This innovation has the potential to revolutionize the aviation industry by offering a sustainable alternative to traditional and bio-derived jet fuels, both of which contribute to greenhouse gas emissions.
Landfills are significant sources of methane, a potent greenhouse gas with a warming effect 2.5 times greater than carbon dioxide. The Sydney team's technique captures landfill methane through wells and utilizes non-thermal plasma, an electrically-driven process that energizes the gas at low temperatures and pressure. This approach facilitates the conversion of methane into valuable products like jet fuel without the need for high heat or pressure, making it energy-efficient and compatible with renewable energy sources.
This breakthrough technology offers a promising solution for tackling landfill emissions and creating a closed-loop system for jet fuel production. By eliminating the reliance on traditional and bio-derived fuels, the plasma technique could significantly reduce the aviation industry's environmental footprint and contribute to a more sustainable future.

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  • Jane Wangui

    3 w

    Sustainable jet fuel!! Wow, It should be embraced especially by the politicians and celebrity's who mostly use jets as a means of transport on a regular basis.Airlines could adopt this too.

    • Elizabeth Gathigia

      3 w

      A great innovation for better world, technology has almost every solution the world needs

      • Joseph Githinji

        3 w

        This is a beautiful technique that will solve landfill emissions menace entirely and create a better option for jet fuel.

        • Princess

          3 w

          This breakthrough has the potential to revolutionize how we produce jet fuel and significantly mitigate the aviation industry's environmental impact.

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