Thursday 23 July 2020

Sustainable aviation fuel firm Velocys joins UK Government’s Jet Zero Council

Sustainable aviation fuel firm Velocys joins UK Government’s Jet Zero Council

The UK Government chaired yesterday the inaugural meeting of the Jet Zero Council, the newly-formed body dedicated to making net zero carbon emission flights a reality.

The first session was addressed by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the Secretary of Transport Rt Hon Grant Shapps and the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Alok Sharma.

The council focuses on developing the needed policy to deliver net zero emission commercial flights by building production facilities for sustainable aviation fuel and creating a regulatory framework for green aviation.

The sustainable aviation fuel firm Velocys, which is building a waste-to-jet-fuel facility located in North East Lincolnshire, has joined the first meeting.

Henrik Wareborn, CEO of Velocys, said: "In fact, our planned waste-to-jet-fuel facility in Lincolnshire could be fuelling transatlantic flights in just five years’ time without the need to modify aircraft or engines at all.

"Velocys has the technology, which cuts lifecycle carbon emissions by 70%. By incorporating carbon capture and storage technology, emissions could be cut further, enabling the facility and others that could follow to produce carbon-negative-emissions fuel by the end of the decade.”

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Bruna Pinhoni

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