Virgin to Debut Low-Carbon Fuel

Demo flight planned in coming year


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Virgin Atlantic will introduce a new low-carbon fuel for its fleet of airplanes within the next three years, company CEO Sir Richard Branson said on Tuesday. The airline is partnering with New Zealand-based company LanzaTech to create the fuel using waste gases collected from steel production. The company plans to conduct a demonstration flight with the fuel within the next 18 months, and hopes to begin operating flights with the fuel between London, Shanghai, and Delhi in 2014. In 2008, Virgin Atlantic became the first airline to power a flight using a biofuel mix.

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