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Virgin Atlantic plane flies on industrial waste gas

by Futures Centre, Dec 20
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A Virgin Atlantic plane has flown from London’s Gatwick airport to Orlando, Florida, using gas derived from industrial waste.  The fuel, a blend of traditional jet fuel and industrial waste gas fuel derived from a steel plant in China, could reduce fuel-related greenhouse gas emissions by up to 70% according to some third-party estimates.  Lanzatech, the company responsible for developing the waste-fuel derivative, explained that the fuel can be made of many non-petroleum based products, with this particular compound coming from excess carbon monoxide vented at the steel plant.

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