I just ran across an interesting Associated Press story about fuel alternatives for the airline industry. (It was published last week. I’m having time-management issues.)
The alternatives under consideration include synthetic coal-based fuels, hydrogen, and biofuels made from seeds and oils. The AP reports that it’s unlikely these fuels will cost less and bring lower fares, but they may lead to greener and cleaner air travel.
Which is all good, but I am concerned about the biofuels thing. If the airlines aren’t going to feed us – and they clearly are not – won’t it be pure torture to fly around in a giant tube that smells like a french fry?