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Old clothes could be transformed into jet fuel

by Futures Centre, Dec 20
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A method for turning discarded garments into jet fuel has been developed in a collaboration between Japan Airlines, recycling firm Japan Environmental Planning (Jeplan) and the Green Earth Institute. Discarded garments collected from retailers can be turned into biofuel using a fermentation technology; an experimental fuel plant is in the process of development. Jeplan already works with 12 retailers, including Aeon and Muji parent Ryohin Keikaku, to collect used garments at some 1,000 stores across Japan.

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