25 Aug '12, 9am

Fuel Made from Plastic Waste Powers Plane Flight

Fuel Made from Plastic Waste Powers Plane Flight

This type of fuel has been tested in cars, but this will be the first time that it is used in an aircraft. To power the flight’s required 400 litres, approximately 5 tonnes of plastic waste is required. There have been numerous claims for years now from critics suggesting that there is not enough waste to build a viable aviation fuel industry. Cynar chief executive Michael Murray reminded BusinessGreen in an interview of the masses of plastics already polluting our environment, piling up in landfills, and the continued and increasing consumer demand.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/08/25/fuel-made-from-plasti...

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