BA TO PUT SECOND GENERATION BIOFUELS FIRST

British Airways has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting sustainable green energy by signing up to an initiative called Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels. The group aims to support and champion the development of second generation biofuel in Europe. So-called first generation biofuels are generally produced by growing crops such as corn, wheat, soya or palm oil. However, when grown these can displace food crops leading to higher food prices and the potential for deforestation as more land is needed to grow the crops. Second generation biofuels, such as waste and algae initiatives, have a lower environmental impact and do not compete with food production….

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