New UK garbage transport plan – Freightweek

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LONDON: August 28, 2017. The British government is offering £22 million to develop low carbon waste-based fuels to power commercial aircraft and trucks.

The government’s Department of Transport says it has already had interest from 70 groups bidding for the funding.

Green-Sky-LondonIn April 2014 British Airways and Solena Fuels announced they would develop the world’s first facility to convert landfill waste into jet fuel on a former oil refinery site in Thurrock, Essex (pictured).

The goal was to take 575,000 tonnes of post-recycled waste, normally destined for landfill or incineration, and convert it into 120,000 tonnes of clean burning aviation fuel using Solena technology. BA made a long-term commitment to purchase 50,000 tonnes per ann…

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