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Plane Fuels Made From Industrial Waste to Get Government Backing


The government is planning to invest £22m into researching alternative, low-carbon fuels made from every day waste for aircraft and lorries.

Data from the Department for Transport suggests aircraft and lorries could use 90% less carbon than if they were powered by traditional fossil fuels.

The Department for Transport have said it believes waste material fuels could be worth £600m per year to the UK economy, supporting around 9,800 jobs, by 2030.

Planes and lorries are too heavy to use electric power. It is hoped that the scheme could finance up to five new fuel plants.

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