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UK government launches £15mn competition to reduce aviation emissions
Working towards net zero emission aviation, the UK government has launched a new competition to support the development of cutting-edge facilities capable of turning everyday waste into jet fuel.
The ‘Green Fuel, Green Skies’ competition, which is part of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s 10-point plan for a green industrial revolution, will support UK companies as they pioneer new technologies to convert household rubbish, waste wood and excess electricity into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
‘Offering emissions savings of more than 70% compared to conventional jet fuel, these trailblazing projects will help put flying onto a more sustainable path,’ says the government.
Companies will be able to bid for a share of £15mn to kickstart the development of first-of-a-kind production plants in the UK to produce these fuels at scale.