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British Airways to Use Landfill Waste as Jet Fuel

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The British Airways (BA) has recently moved a step closer on its delayed GreenSky project by announcing a new fuel plant which will be located in Thurrock, Essex. The GreenSky project is a joint venture between BA and Solena Fules which plans to build the world’s first facility to convert landfill waste into jet fuel. The facility is expected to be completed in 2017 and BA has committed to purchasing 50,000 tonnes of fuel produced from its partner for at least 11 years. BA claims that the carbon offset from this initiative is the same as taking 150,000 cars off the road.


Date & Source: April 16, 2014; The Guardian