French entrepreneurs look to agriculture and forestry for the future of aviation fuel

Dec 28, 2022
One company says it can make sustainable aviation fuel using beets, sugar cane and forestry waste.
France is Europe's largest producer of sugar beets. Now, a bioenergy company there is using bacteria from the sugar to produce sustainable aviation fuel.
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Sugar beet growers don't understand GMO worries

Aug 2, 2016
Big food manufacturers like Hershey's are saying they will start using non-GMO cane sugar instead of beet sugar.
Farmer Bill Hejl in Amenia, North Dakota says switching to genetically modified sugar beets has lowered his overall herbicide use and his carbon footprint, as he has to run machinery over his fields less often to manage weeds.
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