By Ellen Cools
On June 12, the UK Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps voiced government support for Velocys, a sustainable fuels technology company, for its waste-to-jet-fuel project. Shapps also announced the creation of a new Jet Zero Council.
“Today’s announcement on the formation of a Jet Zero Council shows that a new era of net zero carbon flying is on a credible path, at a time when we need it more than ever. This follows news earlier today that our Altalto waste-to-jet fuel facility – the first of its kind in the UK – has received additional funding from government and formally received planning permission, meaning it could be producing sustainable aviation fuel in commercial scale by the middle of this decade,” said Henrik Wareborn, Velocys CEO, in a statement.