This flight will be the first to use a blend of jet fuel and fuel made from industrial waste gas from a steel mill in China. This waste-gas fuel will displace some of the petroleum-based jet fuel that usually fills up a commercial jet's tanks. Further Reading California amends rules to push vehicles toward hydrogen, electricity, biofuel The company that makes the alternative fuel blend, LanzaTech, says third-party estimates show its fuels reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by more than 70 percent compared to burning the same amount of jet fuel.
Virgin Atlantic is about conduct a real-world test of its greener jet fuel. The airline plans to use LanzaTech's sustainable fuel for the first time in a commercial flight this October, with a Boeing relying on the low-carbon liquid for a trip from Orlando to London's Gatwick airport. The journey will both "raise awareness" for the more environmentally friendly technology and show that it's viable for more than just experimental flights.
Fri 14 Sept — Virgin Atlantic will undertake a passenger flight in October using for the first time low-carbon fuel produced through its partnership with LanzaTech. This follows a decision by members of the fuel standards body ASTM in April to include alcohol-to-jet synthetic paraffinic kerosene ATJ-SPK produced from ethanol as an approved blending component of conventional jet fuel for commercial flights. The flight is a major step for both LanzaTech and the airline, which first committed seven years ago to developing and commercialising the low-carbon fuel from pioneering technology that captures and recycles carbon-rich industrial waste gases from steel mills into ethanol.
October 02, Virgin Atlantic will fly the first commercial flight on recycled waste gas from a steel mill. LanzaTech first converted the gas to ethanol and then, using technology developed by PNNL, upgraded the ethanol to fuel that has been approved for commercial aviation — an alcohol-to-jet synthetic paraffinic kerosene. Credit: Virgin Atlantic.
The first commercial flight to use jet fuel partly made from recycled industrial waste has landed at Gatwick. Virgin is bidding for government support to have plants built in the UK that could fuel all its operations. Virgin called on ministers to provide financial backing for LanzaTech to open three UK plants bypotentially producing up to m gallons of the jet fuel blend a year.
A bacteria found in the gut of a rabbit is going to help Virgin Atlantic, an airline founded by the iconic serial entrepreneur and billionaire Richard Bransonfly a jet from Orlando, Florida, to London, England in an eco-friendly way. The bacteria, identified by biotech start-up LanzaTechhelps turn factory carbon emissions, a. The goal in both cases is to reduce the amount of petroleum-based fuel used by planes and cars.
Virgin Atlantic has successfully completed a flight using a blend of jet fuel and fuel made from industrial waste gas. The fuel, powering a flying from Orlando, Florida to London's Gatwick Airport, makes the case for a commercially-viable flight that is also economically sustainable. The fuel was developed by the New Zealand-based energy company LanzaTech.
Skip to main content. Virgin has always been at the forefront of disruptive new technology and ideas, which help us do business differently and champion change. The fuel will be used in one of our much-loved s on a flight from Orlando to London Gatwick, demonstrating the art of the possible, and taking a landmark leap towards making this ground-breaking new low carbon technology a mainstream reality.
Virgin Green Fund was established in  to invest in companies in the renewable energy and resource efficiency sectors in the US and Europe. It was subsequently closed in A notable initial investor was Wolverhampton City Council.
At a global level, the aviation industry is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions and has set a target of carbon neutral growth from The use of sustainable aviation fuels will significantly contribute towards achieving this target. The Virgin Australia Group the Group has been actively supporting the development of sustainable aviation fuels sinceincluding:. However, despite these efforts, and those of many others in the industry, sustainable aviation fuels are not currently produced in Australia.