Planes powered by waste-derived fuel could take off from British airports in the near future after the government announced it would be offering funding for projects to develop low carbon waste-based fuels for planes and lorries.
The Conservative Party has reiterated plans for a 25-year environment plan and pledged to support better packaging and rubbish collection in a pre-election manifesto lacking any depth on resources or their management.
Using hydrogen as fuel could, in theory, shrink transport emissions to nearly zero. It might sound too good to be true, but strides are already being made to bring it to the world of waste and recycling.
ArcelorMittal, LanzaTech, and Primetals Technologies have announced that they are to build ‘Europe’s first-ever commercial-scale production facility to create bioethanol from waste gases produced during the steelmaking process’.