Can Flying Go Green? is on BBC1 on Monday November 11th at 8.30, and afterwards on BBC i-Player. It is another 30 minute Panorama special you shouldn’t miss if you are concerned about Climate Change.
The aviation industry says it is going green to reduce carbon emissions and help save the planet. But flying uses so much energy that it has to rely on energy intensive fossil fuels, so how can they deliver what they are promising? With cheap flights leading to a boom in passenger numbers, it is claimed that the industry is putting growth and profits before the environment.
It will be extremely difficult to convert aviation to net-zero carbon emissions, but there is hope in a technology featured in the programme: converting landfill waste into sustainable jet fuel for aeroplanes. Can Flying Go Green? includes an interview with Neville Hargreaves, whose company Velocys is working with British Airways and Shell to do this. (Neil gave a talk in Blewbury about his process last year)
See more at https://www.velocys.com/