british-air-jets-lined-upCome 2017, British Airways could be able to fuel flights from London to New York on trash.

The airline has partnered with Washington, D.C.-based Solena Fuels to make 50,000 metric tons of jet fuel from municipal solid waste per year. It is the first project in the world to attempt to convert trash into a drop-in fuel for airplanes.

The fuel could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 95 percent compared to fossil fuels — and more, if you count the include the methane emissions saved by keeping trash from decomposing in landfills.

(READ the story from EE News’ ClimateWire)

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