British Airways Wants to Use Fuel Extracted From Household Garbage

UK-based carrier British Airways has announced an exciting new project that will explore the feasibility of using high-tech waste plants to convert regular old household garbage into jet fuels.

Part of a collaboration with renewable fuel company Velocys, this project aims to capture hundreds of tons of garbage from landfill locations and convert it into renewable jet fuels. Once the project sees the light of day, it is expected to produce enough renewable jet fuels to juice all British Airways 787 Dreamliner flights from London to New Orleans and San Jose.

Developed as part of British Airways' drive to conform to new renewable fuel legislation, this exciting collaboration could be a massive step in making jet fuels more eco-friendly, something that is of increasing importance given the ubiquitous nature of air travel today.