Sustainable Jet Fuel Plant Unveiled In Europe

In London, British Airways has unveiled plans to establish a sustainable jet fuel plant.    The airline’s new plan will set new sustainable standards for other airlines.  According to British engineers,”the plant will produce aviation fuel from plasma gasification of biomass into BioSynGas which is then converted by Fischer Tropsch into biojet fuel. The facility will process all types of biomass and residue feedstock which will mainly be sourced from local waste management facilities. The process produces no waste products other than an environmentally-benign slag that can be used as construction aggregate.”  The plant should be up and running around 2014.  The new plant will offer a way to convert 500 kiloton’s (1,102,311,310 pounds) of carbon-based material per year into 16 million gallons of jet fuel, and could potentially reduce annual carbon emissions by 145 kiloton’s (319,670,280 pounds).

-Aaron Sundstrom


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    ironthighs said,

    Wow, that’s a really cool idea. But I’m always a little skeptical of technology like this, because we could be causing unforeseen consequences. I suppose time will tell.
    -Adam “Iron Thighs” McCoy

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