The seeds of a lowly weed could cut jet fuel's cradle-to-grave carbon emissions by 84 percent. David Shonnard, Robbins Chair Professor of Chemical Engineering, analyzed the carbon dioxide emissions of jet fuel made from camelina oil over the course of its life cycle, from planting to tailpipe.

"The most critical is the price and availability of commercial-scale quantities of second generation feedstocks." -- Tom Kalnes, Senior Development Associate, UOP