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Virgin Atlantic working on developing low carbon fuel

Virgin Atlantic which has always been a pioneer in the alternative fuels usage and development efforts has announced that it is working to develop a new aviation fuel that will have half the carbon footprint of the fuels currently in use. The fuel which is being developed in partnership with LanzaTech represents a breakthrough in aviation fuel technology that will see waste gases from industrial steel production being captured, fermented and chemically converted using Swedish Biofuels technology for use as a jet fuel. The revolutionary fuel production process recycles waste gases that would otherwise be burnt into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide. The airline has plans to start using the fuel on its flights from Delhi and Shanghai to London. There are tests that are…

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