MIDDLE EAST: BA to establish waste biomass fuel plant in UK
British Airways has announced that in conjunction with US-based Solena Group it will establish a Ã¢â‚¬Å“sustainable jet-fuel plantÃ¢â‚¬Â to convert waste biomass to low-carbon fuel in what will be the first such plant in Europe. BA said it plans to power part of its fleet from 2014 but didnÃ¢â‚¬™t specify when the plant would be […]
March 1, 2010
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The new fuel will be derived from waste biomass and manufactured in a state-of-the-art facility that can convert a variety of waste materials, destined for landfill, into aviation fuel,Ã¢â‚¬Â BA said.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The self-contained plant, likely to be sited in east London, will convert 500,000 tonnes of waste per year into 16 million gallons of green jet fuel through a process that offers lifecycle greenhouse gas savings of up to 95 per cent compared to fossil fuel derived jet kerosene.Ã¢â‚¬Â
It said the volume of fuel produced would be Ã¢â‚¬Å“more than twice the amount required to make all of British AirwaysÃ¢â‚¬™ flights at nearby London City Airport carbon-neutral.Ã¢â‚¬Â
BA will purchase all fuel produced at the plant, which will be built by Solena at one of four sites currently under consideration.