Newly developed sustainable aviation fuel to reduce emissions by 75 per cent
The certified jet fuel will enable a minimum reduction in carbon emissions of 75 per cent compared to fossil fuel equivalents and remove thousands of tonnes of waste-plastics from the environment every year.
Sustainable and green-energy company, Clean Planet Energy, have announced a breakthrough product in their mission to significantly reduce carbon emissions in fossil-fuel led transport.
Branded as ‘Clean Planet Air’, the certified kerosene/ jet fuel can be used as a direct replacement for the fossil fuel equivalent, yet it reduces CO2 emissions by a minimum of 75 per cent in comparison, whilst removing thousands of tonnes of waste-plastics from the environment every year.
“On an average day across the world (pre-COVID-19), you would expect 75,000 planes to take-off. The aviation industry is making great strides to be greener and cleaner, but, still, it is calculated by the European EEA that a domestic flight, for every 1,000km travelled (the average distance between the UK and Spain) will release 250kg of new CO2 emissions for every economy passenger onboard. Those numbers will not meet the emission cuts that the world must make to stop climate change, so alternatives are needed now. Currently, there is no viable commercial alternative to fossil fuel-led aviation, so, until there is, our strategy is to assist in the reduction of carbon emissions by producing alternative and greener fuels,” said Bertie Stephens, CEO of Clean Planet Energy.
Clean Planet Energy’s mission is to remove over one million tonnes of waste-plastics from the environment every year, and they achieve this by launching ecoPlants which convert this plastic into new products, including ultra-clean fuels and petrochemical feedstocks to make new circular-plastics. The plastics used by Clean Planet in their ecoPlants would otherwise be going to landfill, incineration or, worse, entering our oceans.
Dr. Andrew Odjo, the Chief Technology Officer of Clean Planet Energy, gave further insight into the sustainability of the jet fuel: “In addition to the carbon-emission savings, our kerosene/ jet fuel also has an 850 times reduction in the poisonous NOx (nitrogen dioxide) and SOx (sulphur oxide) emissions, which are globally responsible for around 9,000 early deaths a day. The CPE technology is able to handle plastics that simply cannot be mechanically recycled today, therefore also providing a solution to the waste-plastic crisis, too”.