- British Airways is attempting to convert garbage into a drop-in fuel for airplanes by 2017 by establishing the world’s first factory for the same.
- Turning garbage into bio-fuel generates twice as much energy as incinerating it for trash, and result in a pure, high-quality fuel which will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 95% in comparison to fossil fuels.
- Partnering with Solena Fuels for this, it will take the waste that city collects and eliminate from it hazardous or recyclable materials, then combust it in a low-oxygen environment to produce a synthesis gas of hydrogen and carbon monoxide in a process known as gasification. This will then be converted into liquid fuel.
- This will displace about 2% of the airlines’ consumption which the airways is looking gradually increase to about 30% by the end of 2050.
- Read at: http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Archive&Source=Page&Skin=TOINEW&BaseHref=TOIM/2014/05/01&PageLabel=15&EntityId=Ar01500&ViewMode=HTML
- Drop-in fuel for airplanes
- Greenhouse Gas (GHG)