British Airways announces world’s first green fuel plant location in Essex
BA will commit to buy 50,000 tonnes of jet fuel made from converted waste as part of GreenSky project
British Airways says the GreenSky fuel plant in Thurrock will be the world’s first to convert landfill waste into jet fuel.
The project to supply British Airways with jet fuel from processed landfill waste moved a step forward now a location has been found for the GreenSky fuel plant, in Thurrock, Essex.The plant will be operated by Solena fuels.
BA said the facility would be the world’s first to convert landfill waste into jet fuel.
Willie Walsh, chief executive of British Airways’ parent company IAG, said: “We are always striving to reduce our impact on climate change and this first-of-its-kind project marks a significant step for the aviation industry. The sustainable jet fuel produced each year will be enough to power our flights from London City Airport twice over with carbon savings the equivalent of taking 150,000 cars off the road.”