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06th Jan 2020

Velocys’ technology profiled on BBC Panorama

Velocys featured on Panorama, as part of the programme’s investigation into ‘Can Flying Go Green?’

During the show in autumn 2019 Dr Neville Hargreaves, Velocys Vice President of Waste to Fuels, outlined the role that Velocys’ technology can play in greening the aviation industry. Velocys are developing the Altalto project in collaboration with British Airways and Shell, which will utilise unwanted household waste by unlocking its trapped energy to turn it into sustainable aviation fuel. This will be the first project of its kind in Europe.

Hargreaves told the BBC’s Chief Environment Correspondent Justin Rowlett “anything you throw in your black bag, nappies, plastic, cardboard, food, anything that can’t be recycled, we’ll take that and turn it into sustainable aviation fuel.” Rowlett described the benefits of the project further, saying “This fuel will avoid the polluting process needed to produce kerosene, and lots of the waste would emit greenhouse gases in landfill, so why not use it to power aircraft instead?”

You can watch the full programme on BBC iPlayer. Velocys’ segment can be found at 07:48.

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