11 Oct '11, 6pm

Virgin Atlantic plans to halve jet fuel’s carbon footprint using industrial gas

Virgin Atlantic is promising that within a few years , they'll be able to make their long haul flights with half the carbon impact that their jet fuel creates now. The key technology here captures gases from steel production and makes them into jet fuel. It's supposedly better than biofuels, in part because it doesn't raise the same land use concerns. Virgin's not making the transition on its own: the company is partnering with Boeing, Swedish Fuels, and New Zealand-based Lanza Tech. The first flight using the fuel could take off within a year or a year and half, but the technology is still a long way from commercialization. Still, it’s nice to have a glimmer of hope that there's a jet fuel alternative besides biofuels.

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-10-11-virgin-atlantic-plan...

Tweets

Virgin Atlantic plans commercial flights using ...

e360.yale.edu 11 Oct '11, 3pm

11 Oct 2011: Virgin Plans Flights Using Fuel from Industrial Waste Virgin Atlantic Airways has announced plans to fly comm...

Virgin Atlantic Airways to Fly Commercial Routes in 2014 Using Waste Gas

Virgin Atlantic Airways to Fly Commercial Route...

cleantechnica.com 11 Oct '11, 8pm

New aviation fuels will significantly reduce the carbon footprint for Virgin Atlantic Airways Vowing to halve its carbon f...

Virgin Atlantic anuncia que sus aviones usaran ...

greencarcongress.com 11 Oct '11, 1pm

LanzaTech and Swedish Biofuels partnering with Virgin Atlantic on waste gas-to-ethanol-to-jet fuel process; targeting comm...

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

Innnnnteresting... Virgin Atlantic To Debut New...

treehugger.com 11 Oct '11, 4pm

We were the first commercial airline to test a biofuel flight and we continue to lead the airline industry as the pioneer ...

Virgin to Fly Planes on Waste Gas by 2014

environmentalleader.com 11 Oct '11, 1pm

Virgin Atlantic Airways plans to fly commercial routes, by 2014, with a waste gas-based fuel that the company says has hal...

B>Mxr carbon delay

soft.com.sg 14 Oct '11, 7am

Looking for a mxr carbon delay at a reasonable price , can sms or whatapps me at 84481829.

Virgin Atlantic, LanzaTech form low-carbon fuel partnership ...: Virgin%20Atlantic,%20LanzaTech%20form%20low-car...

Virgin Atlantic, LanzaTech form low-carbon fuel...

renewableenergymagazine.com 14 Oct '11, 6pm

According to the airline and research partner LanzaTech, the development represents a breakthrough in aviation fuel techno...

Canadian Truckers Can Now Earn Carbon Credits from Fuel Efficiency

Canadian Truckers Can Now Earn Carbon Credits f...

greenbiz.com 11 Oct '11, 12pm

In a first of its kind deal, The Carbon Offset Aggregation Co-operative of BC has reached a five year agreement to sell ca...

Green

greenbiz.com 11 Oct '11, 4pm

Clorox Becomes Latest Firm to Adopt Integrated Sustainability Reporting PC Power Management Market to Boom as Energy Price...

The U.S. Now Uses More Corn for Fuel Than Food

The U.S. Now Uses More Corn for Fuel Than Food

treehugger.com 11 Oct '11, 7pm

Madness! And I don't mean the British band... The corn ethanol supporters are probably not very familiar with the concept ...

Sir Richard Branson launches Virgin #Hotels [Best Of The Best 2010]

Sir Richard Branson launches Virgin #Hotels [Be...

luxuo.com 11 Oct '11, 6pm

Virgin Hotels ‘at least two years away’ Sir Richard Branson has said that his much-anticipated new hotel brand Virgin Hote...

America uses more corn for fuel than for food

grist.org 12 Oct '11, 1pm

, at least by humans. Only 20 percent of all the gazillions of ears of corn the United States grows make it into a person'...