Clean fuel tests take off with Virgin Atlantic

The airline is to begin trialling sustainable jet fuel made from the waste carbon produced in steel mills

Carbon budget plan floats well with shipping and air groups

Proposals to formally include aviation and shipping in the UK’s carbon targets released today seem to have gone down well with both industries. But both are concerned by EU plans along the same lines which could “distort” UK trade. This morning the Committee on Climate Change brought out a report suggesting the emissions from international […]

EU air chiefs call for delay to carbon scheme

Nine European air firms are calling on EU leaders to delay the Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) to stop an impending trade war with China. The heads of Airbus, Air Berlin, Air France, British Airways, Iberia, Lufthansa, MTU Aero Engines, Safran and Virgin Atlantic have sent joint letters to Prime Minister David Cameron and his […]

Virgin to pioneer new aviation fuel with half the carbon footprint

A new aviation fuel with half the carbon footprint of the equivalent fossil fuel has been developed by Virgin Atlantic Airways with New Zealand biofuels pioneer LanzaTech. Waste gas from steel industry will be captured and converted into the new low carbon jet fuel. Virgin Atlantic says its could be powering flights on its routes […]