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Sweden's forests could fuel air travel, researchers say

A plane refuelling in Stockholm. Photo: Christine Olsson/TT

Published: 13.Mar.2018 16:47 hrs

Researchers at a Swedish university say that biofuels made from forest residues could replace fossil-based aviation fuels on flights in the country, and they are now keen to demonstrate the technology in action as soon as possible.

The breakthrough, from a study by Luleå University of Technology in collaboration with Sweden's Environmental Research Institute, showed that biomass gasification combined with a liquefaction process can sustainably and affordably produce aviation biofuel from forest residues.

The researchers argue that by using the technique, Sweden could become self-sufficient in biofuel production for domestic flights, and could even use the fuel for international flights.

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