Virgin Atlantic Complete Their First Flight Using Fuel From Recycled Waste
A Virgin Atlantic flight from Orlando to London has become the first commercial flight to use jet fuel partly made from recycled industrial waste.
Richard Branson told reporters it was “a historic day. The fuel is cleaner than normal jet aviation fuel”.
The biofuel is made from industrial waste gases converted into ethanol and produced by startup company LanzaTech. The “sustainable fuel” delivers 70 percent lifecycle carbon savings reduction in greenhouse gas emissions when compared with conventional petroleum fuel.
“Working with will enable us to drastically reduce our carbon emissions and a the same time, help support UK industry”