Fri 8 Feb 2013 – British Airways has joined a European industry project to speed up the deployment of advanced sustainable biofuels in Europe. The ‘Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels’ initiative was launched in Brussels this week and BA will join with biofuel technology companies Chemtex, BTG Biomass Technology, Chemrec, Clariant, DONG Energy and UPM to support and ensure the market uptake of advanced sustainable fuels in all EU transport sectors. With the EU requiring 10 per cent of all fuels to come from alternative sources by 2020, the group believes second-generation biofuels are a key part of the solution and can reduce GHG emissions by at least 65 per cent. First generation fuels, made from corn, wheat, soy or palm provide by contrast only modest reductions in GHGs and can push up food prices, they say.

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