Jet Zero to lower aviation emissions with £15m competition: A new £15 million competition by using fuel created from household waste to reduce aviation emissions has been initiated by the Jet Zero Council.
The ‘Green Fuel, Green Skies’ competition will assist UK companies as they trailblaze new technologies to turn household rubbish, waste wood & excess electricity into sustainable aviation fuel which is on behalf of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Ten Point Plan.
They will have the ability to bid for a share of the £15 million funding to boost the advancement of first-of-a-kind production plants in the UK to develop these fuels at scale.
The plans will offer emissions savings of over 70% compared to conventional jet fuel while helping to build as much as 11,500 jobs throughout the coming decades.
The new CEO Emma Gilthorpe, Chief Operating Officer at Heathrow Airport. was present at the government’s 2nd Jet Zero Council meeting as this was announced.
New additions, who will bring a breadth of knowledge and experience to the Council, also include experts from the Royal Air Force (RAF) & Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng announced: “Today’s meeting of the Jet Zero Council demonstrates the vital collaboration between government and industry that will make zero-emission flights a reality.
“Britain’s aerospace sector is at the centre of our plans to build back greener from the pandemic. We are committed to supporting its recovery and investing in green tech to take us closer to zero carbon take-off.”
The government has dedicated a total of £125 million of funding throughout four years by way of the Future Flight Challenge, matched additionally by £175 million from industry to develop greener ways to fly.
Jet Zero to lower aviation emissions with £15m competition