While environmental pollution remains a massive global issue and is leaving deeply adverse impacts on humans, animals, plants alike.
However, the good news is that with time, we have grown increasingly (if not sufficiently) aware of the deplorable condition of our planet and campaigns like #SayNoToPlastic and #GoGreen are slowly spreading.
Joining the movement to save the planet, popular International airline British Airways has recently submitted their plans for a plant that will convert waste into jet fuel. This fuel, as per their plan, will power British Airways’ aircraft someday.
Here is a statement from them:
“Sustainable fuels can be a game changer for aviation which will help power our aircraft for years to come”
“Sustainable fuels can be a game changer for aviation which will help power our aircraft for years to come,” says Alex Cruz, British Airways chairman and CEO.
“This development is an important step in the reduction of our carbon emissions and meeting the industry targets of carbon neutral growth from 2020, and a 50 per cent in CO2 reduction by 2050 from 2005 levels.
“It also brings the UK another step closer to becoming a global leader in sustainable aviation fuels.”
No airline before them has come up with this plan in Europe. If the project is approved, construction will commence in 2021 and the production of aviation fuel will begin three years later.
The project is in collaboration with oil giant Royal Dutch Shell and Altalto Immingham Limited, a subsidiary of renewable fuels company Velocys.