Algae could fuel planes, claim scientists

Scientists at Cranfield University believe that vast areas of algae grown close to airports could power air travel in the near future. British Airways and Airbus are among aviation giants backing a project at the university which is looking at ways to cultivate algae for commercial purposes. While airlines are improving their fuel efficiency by […]

Environment Agency bans UK air travel for staff

The UK Environment Agency has slapped a ban on its staff flying anywhere within England and Wales as part of a drive to cut its carbon footprint. The agency said that the change in air travel policy will save approximately 30 tonnes of carbon a year. Environment Agency chief executive Paul Leinster said: “Our restriction […]