British Airways to power jets with fuel made from garbage waste
British Airways has announced plans to power its flights using sustainable jet fuel made from landfill waste -- a move it says will be equal to taking 150,000 cars off the road. In partnership with Solena Fuels, the UK’s flagship carrier says it's committed to buying 50,000 tonnes of the sustainable jet fuel a year once the facility is completed in 2017.
British Airways Plans To Turn Garbage Into Jet Fuel
Do you remember at the end of Back to the Future , where Doc Brown tossed a banana peel, some egg shells, and a partially-consumed beer into "Mr. Fusion" to make the DeLorean time machine fly? Now, in the present, British Airways has announced its "GreenSky" project will convert solid waste into jet fuel. Read more...
British Airways Wants To Fuel Its Planes With Garbage
British Airways is teaming up with Washington D.C-based Solena Fuels to spin garbage into jet fuel in a project called "GreenSky" (via Jalopnik ). Solena is using something called plasma gasification to convert 551,000 tons of waste into gas. It will then use a chemical conversion to convert the gas into 16 million gallons of jet fuel annually, according to British Airways. "The construction ...
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British Airways Plc and its partner Solena Fuels will use Velocys’s technology to convert 575,000 metric tons of trash into 120,000 tons of fuels a year once the facility is completed in 2017, the carrier said today in a statement . The airline has committed to buy fuel for the next 11 years from the GreenSky project, which equates to $550 million at today’s prices.