The First Waste-To-Jet-Fuel Plant underway in UK

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Plans for waste-to-jet-fuel plant on Humber Estuary

" This development cements North East Lincolnshire's place at the heart of the UK's green industrial revolution, an area already renowned for its fuels production and offshore wind industry," stated Cllr Philip Jackson, Leader, NELC. "For such a high-profile project to choose North East Lincolnshire just shows how competitive we are for the investment market."

The proposed Altalto Immingham plant is to transform hundreds of thousands of tonnes annually of non-recyclable daily family and business waste, otherwise predestined for landfill or incineration, into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

The job, a partnership in between Velocys, British Airways and Shell, is anticipated to create 130 long-term skilled tasks and many more throughout building.

The fuel, based on technology provided by Velocys, is claimed to offer net greenhouse gas cost savings of around 70 per cent for each tonne of conventional jet fuel it displaces. It would also enhance air quality, with as much as 90 per cent decrease in particle matter from airplane engine tires and almost 100 per cent decrease in sulphur oxides.

Henrik Wareborn, CEO at Velocys, said: "Sustainable aviation fuels are essential for decarbonising this tough sector and accomplishing net zero emissions by 2050.

" That's why Velocys are calling on the government to co-ordinate policy between departments to help us fund a fleet of world leading sustainable aviation fuel facilities in the UK."

Subject to extra financing and financial close, construction is targeted to begin in 2022, and the facility could be producing fuel from 2025.

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