BA waste-to-jet fuel scheme takes off

Landfill waste will be converted into jet fuel in a pioneering scheme involving British Airways (BA), which is the first of its kind globally.

Fuel will be produced at a new facility located at Thames Enterprise Park in Thurrock, Essex, which was formerly the site of an oil refinery.

The airline has committed to buying all 50,000 tonnes of aviation grade fuel produced annually by the GreenSky London project for 11 years after it is completed in 2017.

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