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22nd Jul 2020

Velocys joins UK Government’s Jet Zero Council

Velocys attended the inaugural meeting of the Government’s newly formed Jet Zero Council, of which the company has been confirmed as a member.

The Jet Zero Council will provide advice on the Government’s ambitions for clean aviation. A dynamic government and industry partnership, the Council will focus on developing UK capabilities to deliver net zero emission commercial flight through a series of measures including:

  • Establishing UK production facilities for sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) and commercialising the industry by driving down production costs
  • Developing a coordinated approach to the policy and regulatory framework needed to deliver net zero aviation

During the session, the Council was addressed by the Prime Minister, the Secretary of State for Transport and the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

The work of the Council will be essential to the ongoing development of Velocys’ planned waste-to-jet-fuel facility, Altalto Immingham, located in North East Lincolnshire.

Henrik Wareborn, CEO of Velocys, said: 

“Velocys is very pleased to have been asked by the UK Government to join the Jet Zero Council. The first meeting of the Council could not have come at a more important time. As we return to the skies attention must focus on solutions that can deliver meaningful carbon savings not just by 2050, but within the decade.

“Sustainable aviation fuels will play a critical role in achieving the Government’s goal of demonstrating flight across the Atlantic without harming the environment within a generation. In fact, our planned waste-to-jet-fuel facility in Lincolnshire could be fuelling transatlantic flights in just five years’ time without the need to modify aircraft or engines at all. Velocys has the technology, already demonstrated at commercial scale, which cuts lifecycle carbon emissions by 70%. By incorporating carbon capture and storage technology, emissions could be cut further, enabling the facility and others that could follow to produce carbon-negative-emissions fuel by the end of the decade.”

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