Virgin Atlantic pushes eco-friendly stance on fuel

The airline company announced a new partnership and its plans to pioneer a low-carbon fuel. Here’s how consumers might benefit—and a statement from the brand’s top dog.

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Virgin Atlantic is looking into the potential of making air travel significantly less detrimental to the environment.

Virgin and LanzaTech announced that they had produced an initial 1,500-gallons of Lanzanol (a low carbon jet fuel) in China, and the companies said that flight trials could start as early as next year.

In a statement , Virgin founder Richard Branson called the achievement:

[It’s] a real game changer for aviation and could significantly reduce the industry’s reliance on oil within our lifetime. Virgin Atlantic was the first commercial airline to test a bio-fuel flight and continues to be a leader in sustainable aviation.

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