Of course, it’ll be market prices that allow us to work out whether it will or not:
Jet engines for passenger planes that can run on environmentally friendly ammonia rather than fossil fuels are being developed in a new venture involving an Oxford-based company and a government agency.
Ammonia produces harmless water vapour hydrogen and nitrogen as by-products rather than carbon dioxide and could help Britain reach its clean air travel aims years ahead of schedule.
The joint venture is being set up by Reaction Engines with FTSE 250 investor IP Group and the state-backed Science and Technology Facilities Council. A spokesman declined to comment on the amount of start-up funding available.
My initial thought is that if you can get to ammonia – presumably via green hydrogen, otherwise what’s the point? – then you can get to jet fuel through chemistry. I don’t know this and am not competent to try to work it out, perhaps someone here knows? But that would be my initial thought.
Put all the effort into the chemistry at the front end rather than try to change the infrastructure of all those thousands of ‘planes and fuel tanks and everything.