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Why_You_Mad_ t1_iy9wgb3 wrote

Natural gas is just another hydrocarbon. lol. Why even switch from jet fuel?


horsemagicians t1_iyahxbu wrote

Well if we’re only going to talk about jet fuel vs natural gas, natural gas burns far more cleanly.


CurtisLeow t1_iya1bbi wrote

Kerosene can't be produced from carbon neutral sources. Kerosene produces soot. Natural gas-powered aircraft are already a thing, by the way. It's a more common fuel than hydrogen.


Why_You_Mad_ t1_iya1r2g wrote

As soon as you burn it you're just dumping more CO2 and CO into the atmosphere. How could it possibly be carbon neutral to burn more hydrocarbons?


CurtisLeow t1_iya98j1 wrote

Because there are both fossil sources and renewable sources of natural gas. That's why it's called natural gas. You produce natural gas. Waste treatment plants produce natural gas. Sabatier reactors produce natural gas. There are multiple carbon neutral sources of natural gas.


Prophet_of_Entropy t1_iydgwfw wrote

you can synthesize methane, aka natural gas, make it from atmospheric carbon and hydrogen, but that would be incredibly energy intensive and only viable if we crack efficient fusion electricity.