British Airways plans to launch the first commercial flights powered by sustainable jet fuel next year as part of a green revolution in air travel.
Green jet fuel produced in the US could be blended with conventional fossil fuel to power BA’s fleet.
The airline is also working with fuel firms on four projects to produce green jet fuel in the UK, which could power its planes from 2025.
The aviation industry has pledged to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, and BA wants the Government’s target of aircraft using ten per cent sustainable aviation fuel by 2030 to become a legally binding requirement.
British Airways plans to launch the first commercial flights powered by sustainable jet fuel next year as part of a green revolution in air travel
New jet engines can take up to 50 per cent green jet fuel, but Rolls-Royce said its Trent engines could be 100 per cent powered by sustainable fuel by 2023.
The drive to slash airline emissions will get a major boost at the COP26 climate summit on Wednesday when a new coalition of governments will make an ‘ambitious and comprehensive declaration’.
It comes as the Government’s Jet Zero Council, led by Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng and Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, finalises plans to boost the manufacture of