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British Airways unveils Essex waste-to-fuel project

04.16.2014  | 

British Airways and its partner Solena Fuels will use Velocys’s technology to convert 575,000 metric tons of trash into 120,000 tpy of fuels once the facility is completed in 2017.

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By EDUARD GISMATULLIN
Bloomberg

Velocys, partly funded by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, will help make jet fuel from landfill waste at the site of the Coryton oil refinery, formerly owned by BP, in east London.

British Airways and its partner Solena Fuels will use Velocys’s technology to convert 575,000 metric tons of trash into 120,000 tpy of fuels once the facility is completed in 2017, the carrier said Wednesday in a statement. 

The airline has committed to buy fuel for the next 11 years from the GreenSky project, which equates to $550 million at today’s prices.

“The sustainable jet fuel produced each year will be enough to power our flights from London City Airport twice over with carbon savings the equivalent of taking 150,000 cars off the road,” said Willie Walsh, CEO at British Airways’ parent company International Consolidated Airlines Group.

Airline companies including Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic Airways and Qatar Airways have pledged to buy eco-friendly fuel to reduce greenhouse emissions and help curb global warming. Air industry executives will meet later this month in Geneva to discuss sustainable development to meet demand over the next 100 years.

The fuel facility will be based at the Thames Enterprise Park in Thurrock, Essex, neighboring the Thames Oilport, a joint venture between Royal Vopak, Royal Dutch Shell and Greenergy International. The three companies bought the Coryton refinery in 2012 from Petroplus Holdings, which had acquired it from BP in 2007.

Barclays is advising GreenSky’s partners on the funding of the project.



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M Owbray
04.17.2014

Interesting article, but in an article about British businesses, places and activities why is the price not quoted in British currency but a foreign one?

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