BA’s waste-to-biofuel project is ‘on track’

A 500,000-tonne per year waste-to-biofuel project due to start delivering low-carbon jet fuel to British Airways in 2014 is “on track”

A 500,000-tonne per year waste-to-biofuel project due to start delivering low-carbon jet fuel to British Airways (BA) in 2014 is “on track”, said a spokesman for the airline.

The plant, announced a year ago, will be built in London by US firm Solena. BA has signed a letter of intent to buy the fuel (ENDS Report 421, pp 6-7).

BA will announce the plant’s location in a few months, as well as details of agreements for the sourcing of waste feedstock, which will come from waste management firms.

Construction is due to start by the end of 2011, depending on planning permission. Councils are meant to make planning decisions within 12 weeks but objections could slow the process down.

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