Virgin unveils jetfuel from industrial gas that would otherwise have been release as CO2.

Virgin Atlantic aims to be using a “green aviation fuel” onĀ its aircraft within three years claiming what Richard Branson calls “one of the most exciting developments of our lifetime and a major breakthrough in the war on carbon”. They aim to convert waste gases from industrial steel production into a jet propulsion that could ultimately account for nearly a fifth of the present annual global consumption of aviation fuel. A demonstration flight is planned within 12-18 months.