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NASA is sniffing jet fuel over Germany

Chrissy

Surprised....

Quick envelope calculation:

Current global aviation-specific fuel use:

100,000,000 ish barrels/day = 36,500,000,000 bpy

https://blogs.sas.com/content/sastraining/2016/02/15/worldwide-jet-fuel-consumption/

7 barrels of oil per metric ton, so 36,500,000,000 / 7 = 5,214,285,714 metric tons annually, or 5 billion

"In 2016, biofuel production amounted to approximately 82 billion metric tons of oil equivalent worldwide"

https://www.statista.com/statistics/274163/global-biofuel-production-in-oil-equivalent/

I had no idea biofuels had grown so much....

So assuming my maths is ok and disregarding details such as differences in calorific values between dino-fuel ver biofuels, transitioning the global non-rail transport fleets to smaller wheeled to electric, and trucking and aviation to biofuels, could actually work!!

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