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Boeing, South African Airways to Make Jet Fuel From Tobacco

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The jet fuel will be made from a hybrid tobacco plant known as Solaris, which will be produced by alternative jet fuel maker SkyNRG,

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Past Member (0)
Thursday August 7, 2014, 5:16 am
Noted, thanks Cal.

pam w (139)
Thursday August 7, 2014, 8:57 am
Well, then....THAT is an interesting idea!

Birgit W (160)
Thursday August 7, 2014, 12:58 pm
Thanks Cal.

Howard Crosse (21)
Thursday August 7, 2014, 2:24 pm
Although I am skeptical regarding using land to grow fuel rather than to feed people I have to admit that there are worse uses for tobacco!

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 7, 2014, 4:27 pm
Noted, interesting.

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday August 7, 2014, 5:12 pm
Noted. Very interesting. Thanks for posting, Cal.

Hilary S (65)
Thursday August 7, 2014, 8:07 pm
offering a nicotine fix from the exhaust? if it's lucrative enough might mean tobacco industry would stop promoting smoking. the fact the the whole idea is ecologically unsustainable will surely be irrelevant when money's at stake.

Past Member (0)
Friday August 8, 2014, 12:48 am
Well Well who would have thought that there was a good use for tobacco.

Past Member (0)
Friday August 8, 2014, 2:57 am

Paul Normington (0)
Friday August 8, 2014, 1:16 pm
Well this should be A VERY VERY GOOD IDEA

Thomas B (1)
Friday August 8, 2014, 1:23 pm
Does this mean that smoking is OK on airplanes now?

Bill Eagle (41)
Friday August 8, 2014, 1:44 pm
I am glad to see something good come from tobacco. It is my belief that hemp can also be used for producing jet fuel.

Colleen L (3)
Friday August 8, 2014, 2:00 pm
I too am glad to hear that something good can come from tobacco. If it can, more power to them. Thanks Cal

Jane H (139)
Friday August 8, 2014, 2:31 pm
Wonderful!! They are also making a serum for ebola out of tobacco. It is possible that tobacco has medicinal properties.

Nelson Baker (0)
Friday August 8, 2014, 5:04 pm
Noted. Seems like they would have to use a lot of farm land to make this feasible.

reft h (66)
Saturday August 9, 2014, 2:29 am
no reason why tobacco wouldn't have some good qualities, First Nations people used to use it for medicinal purposes, but that was before companies added all those extra chemicals to it. May turn out to be better using tobacco juice than oil for fuel, who knows?

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 9, 2014, 5:45 am
The only good of the tobacco

Katherine May Williams (0)
Saturday August 9, 2014, 12:40 pm

Debra G (0)
Saturday August 9, 2014, 12:49 pm
"The biofuels industry in South Africa, the continent's biggest agricultural producer, has been held back by an inadequate regulatory regime and concerns that biofuels would hurt food security and impact food prices." The whole continent's biofuel industry is the biggest agricultural producer and it is in one country? And what are the regulations imposed now? And what about food crops?

Panchali Yapa (26)
Sunday August 10, 2014, 5:01 am
Thank you

Colin Hope (243)
Sunday August 10, 2014, 5:58 am
Interesting, thanks for sharing!!

Graziella Veri (0)
Monday August 11, 2014, 2:02 am

Graziella Veri (0)
Monday August 11, 2014, 2:04 am
liked and shared thank you

Stella G (403)
Monday August 11, 2014, 7:24 am
Dovrebbe essere una buona idea, mi auguro che si continui su questa strada. Finalmente il tabacco f qualcosa di buono.Grazie per la condivisione.

Frances Darcy (143)
Thursday August 14, 2014, 2:55 am

Melania P (122)
Friday August 15, 2014, 2:04 pm
Im not convinced by biofuels if it equals deforestation.... Like the corn biofuel, it contributes to deforestation. It makes no sense.
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