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Old 9th February 2019, 04:38 PM   #225
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Originally Posted by PhantomWolf View Post
No idea really, but as I have previously stated, I'm more of a fan of using Ethanol/Electric hybrids for long haul.

Current jet engines can run on Ethanol, though it's only 60% as efficient as A1, but by adding two E-Fan engines, which are powered by the ethanol engines, that loss in efficiency can be not only made up for, but you'd likely have a more efficient aircraft, leading to greater ranges. All that with the benefit of only reintroducing the carbon that was taken out of the atmosphere to make the ethanol in the first place.
Follow up questions: how much of global warming are planes responsible for, compared to power plants and road vehicles, and is it worth looking into that now?
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