11 Oct '11, 4pm

Innnnnteresting... Virgin Atlantic To Debut New Green Aviation Fuel In 2-3 Years & It's Not A Biofuel

Innnnnteresting... Virgin Atlantic To Debut New Green Aviation Fuel In 2-3 Years & It's Not A Biofuel

We were the first commercial airline to test a biofuel flight and we continue to lead the airline industry as the pioneer of sustainable aviation. This partnership to produce a next generation, low-carbon aviation fuel is a major step towards radically reducing our carbon footprint ... With oil running out, it is important that new fuel solutions are sustainable and, with the steel industry alone able to deliver over 15 billion gallons of jet fuel annually, the potential is very exciting. This new technology is scalable, sustainable and can be commercially produced as a cost comparable to conventional jet fuel. The technology Branson refers to is developed by LanzaTech in New Zealand--with plans to expand to China this year at the demonstration scale and commercial operations by 2014. Virgin plans on using the new fuel on routes from London to Shanghai and Delhi in the nex...

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