Round the World on a Biofuel Plane?

Posted February 22, 2008 by Carl Unger

Biofuel Here at the BookingBuddy blog we like to poke fun, generally at the expense of airlines and other aspects of the circus-like air travel industry. So while the idea of a round-the-world flight on a plane fueled by canola oil seems ripe for the picking, it’s important to first take a step back and appreciate the undeniable significance of this undertaking.

Air travel, as most people are aware, is a major source of air pollution. I haven’t the time nor the mental capacity to figure out just how much greenhouse gas is emitted by the average cross-country flight, but I can tell you it’s a lot. Any steps, and I repeat any steps that can be taken to mitigate pollution from air travel is a good thing. A single grease plane doesn’t hold a candle to the grandiosity of Richard Branson’s $25 million challenge, but a grease plane is, on a smaller scale, a potentially workable solution. Hey, if Pearl Jam can tour on biodiesel, who’s to say short-range flights can’t also run on the stuff?

Now back to the sarcasm. Can someone say Flyalator?

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