UK launches competition to support waste-based aviation biofuel

March 16, 2021 |

In the UK, net zero-emission aviation is one step closer following the launch of a new £15 million competition to support the development of cutting-edge facilities capable of turning everyday waste into jet fuel.

The Green Fuel, Green Skies competition, which is part of the Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan, will support UK companies as they pioneer new technologies to convert household rubbish, waste wood and excess electricity into sustainable aviation fuel.

Offering emissions savings of more than 70% compared to conventional jet fuel, these trailblazing projects will help put flying onto a more sustainable path while helping to create up to 11,500 jobs over the coming decades.

Companies will be able to bid for a share of £15 million to kickstart the development of first-of-a-kind production plants in the UK to produce these fuels at scale.

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