Aviation biofuel would need half of UK agricultural land, report says

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The authors of the report said there is no single, clear alternative to kerosene (John Walton/PA) — © John Walton Replacing jet fuel with biomass would require the UK to give up 50% of its agricultural land to sustain current passenger levels, according to a new report from the Royal Society. In examining how the aviation industry can reach net zero, the authors said there is no single, clear alternative to kerosene, with biomass requiring huge tracts of land and other options, such as hydrogen, ammonia and synthetic fuels requiring a massive increase in renewable energy production. The Government is...