British Airways commits to green jet fuel

Plant to transform household waste into jet fuel

As part of a project to transform household rubbish into jet fuel, British Airways says it is committing to buying 50,000 tonnes of jet fuel made from converted waste.

The delayed GreenSky project is finally moving forward with the announcement that a location has been found for the fuel plant, in Thurrock, Essex, in the UK.

BA will commit to purchasing all 50,000 tonnes of jet fuel made at the facility for at least 11 years. Operated by Solena Fuels, the plant will be constructed by 2017 on the site of a former oil refinery.

“We are always striving to reduce our impact on climate change and this first-of-its-kind project marks a significant step for the aviation industry,” Willie Walsh, chief executive of BA parent IAG, said.

“The sustainable jet fuel produced each year will be enough to power our flights from London City Airport twice over with carbon savings the equivalent of taking 150,000 cars off the road.”

The Guardian


Check Also

Doha, Qatar Airways, travel, flights, Latin, America, South America, Central America, oneworld, Iberia, Madrid, connect, ticket, Middle East

Qatar Airways deepens oneworld relationship

The national carrier of Qatar reaches further into Central and South America.

British Airways, BA, Iberia, American Airlines, Finnair, oneworld, transatlantic, routes, flights, basic economy, seating, rules

Transatlantic oneworld flights add basic economy

British Airways, American Airlines, Iberia and Finnair will launch a new ‘basic’ fare on some transatlantic flights.

Emirates, Ryanair, Flybe, Austrian, Virgin, British Airways, easyjet, American Airlines, airlines, load factor, PLF, fullest, planes, aircraft, environment, business, profit

Airlines with best and worst load factor

Flying planes full makes airlines far more profitable, and it’s better for the environment.

Iberia, London, Madrid, flight, Nicaragua, Managua, new, route, Central America, beach, adventure, trekking, surfing, Granada, tourism, travel

Iberia confirms new route to Nicaragua

Nicaragua is becoming a popular adventure and cultural tourist destination.

Gunnar Garfors, Norwegian, record, fly, round the world, airlines, flights, Sydney, Emirates, Iberia, Copa, Qantas, Dutch

Norwegian man sets round-the-world record

Passenger sets new Guinness World Record for travelling the world on scheduled flights.

Norwegian, transatlantic, low-cost, long-haul, South America, Argentina, company, business, domestic, Buenos Aires

Norwegian breaks speed record

A New York to London flight smashes the transatlantic record.