Velocys has attended the inaugural meeting of the Government’s newly formed Jet Zero Council where the company was confirmed as a member.
The Jet Zero Council will bring together Government, representatives from the environmental sector and the aviation and aerospace industry to tackle aviation emissions in line with the Government’s ambition to achieve the first ever zero emission long haul passenger plane.
The meeting followed the Government’s commitment earlier today to provide £350 million (€383 million) to fuel the green recovery.
Commenting on the confirmation of Velocys’ membership of the Government’s Jet Zero Council, Henrik Wareborn, CEO of Velocys, said: “Velocys is very pleased to have been asked by the UK Government to join the Jet Zero Council. The first meeting of the Council could not have come at a more important time.
“As we return to the skies attention must focus on solutions that can deliver meaningful carbon savings not just by 2050, but within the decade.”
He added: “Sustainable aviation fuels will play a critical role in achieving the Government’s goal of demonstrating flight across the Atlantic without harming the environment within a generation.
“In fact, our planned waste-to-jet-fuel facility in Lincolnshire could be fuelling Transatlantic flights in just five years’ time without the need to modify aircraft or engines at all.
“Velocys has the technology, already demonstrated at commercial scale, which cuts lifecycle carbon emissions by 70%.
“By incorporating carbon capture and storage technology emissions could be cut further, enabling the facility and others that could follow to produce carbon negative emissions fuel by the end of the decade.”
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