Manchester Airport first to get direct supply of sustainable jet fuel

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The sustainable fuel is blended with traditional jet fuel, with a 70% lower carbon footprint

Manchester Airport is to become the first in the UK to have a direct supply of jet fuel made from household and commercial waste.

The sustainable fuel is blended with traditional jet fuel, with a 70% lower carbon footprint.

It will be delivered by existing pipelines from a refinery in Stanlow, Cheshire.

Operations director Rad Taylor said: "It's really game-changing for the industry."

He said: "It's essentially about using non-recyclable waste, which would typically go into landfill, and using that to generate aviation fuel so it's a real sustainable alternative."

The airport, part of Manchester Airports Group, will work with Fulcrum BioEnergy Limited UK, which is developing a new refinery for sustainable aviation fuel.

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said: "This partnership is a huge leap forward for the long-term competitiveness of Britain's aerospace sector, demonstrating how, by going green, industry can create jobs and help level-up across the UK.

"Cleaner aerospace and aviation is at the centre of our plans to end the UK's contribution to climate change by 2050."

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