(VIDEO) LanzaTech developing a low carbon fuel by recycling CO2 emissions
Virgin Atlantic just announced that they would be the first air line to use a new technology allowing to produce kerosene with an environmental footprint cut by half.
This jet fuel is based of ethanol produced by Swedish BioFuels, LanzaTech successfully converted it into jetfuel using CO ² released during the production process of steel, through fermentation and chemical conversion.
This revolutionary technology recycles CO2 that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere.
"We were the first commercial airline to test a bio-fuel flight and we continue to lead the airline industry as the pioneer of sustainable aviation. This partnership to produce a next generation, low-carbon aviation fuel is a major step towards radically reducing our carbon footprint, and we are excited about the savings that this technology could help us achieve.” Sir Richard Branson
The first demonstration flight is planned within 12 to 18 months.
By 2 to 3 years, Virgin Atlantic will use this fuel on long-haul connecting Asia to London, LanzaTech developing facilites in India and China. If the experiment is successful production units could also be opened in England and the rest of the world.
This technique can be applied to 65% of the steel mills but also to other industries.
Production volumes of “green” kerosene could reach 56.8 billion liters (15 billion gallons) per year just thanks the steel industry ...