Cars, buses, trains, trucks, boats and planes. Yes, the transportation sector accounts for 25% of all greenhouse gas emissions, with private cars being the main contributors. Indeed, if the EU is to meet its target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030, we need to change the way we travel and the source of our fuel.
So how can the forest and its wood-based products contribute to greater sustainability in transportation? The answer is climate-smart fuel, infrastructure constructed in renewable materials, and the development of strong but lightweight materials for the automotive industry.
Is it possible to make green jet fuel?
According to Swedish and Brazilian scientists the answer is yes. , which is using lignin, a residue from the forest industry, to make jet fuel with the same chemical properties as fossil-based jet fuel.
The Swedish-Brazilian research project LignoJet, is using lignin, a residue from the forest industry, to make jet fuel with the same chemical properties as fossil-based jet fuel.