British Airways Challenges UK Universities to Develop Sustainable Aviation Fuel

British Airways, in collaboration with Cranfield University, challenged academics from across the UK to develop a sustainable alternative fuel which could power a commercial aircraft on a long-haul flight, carrying up to 300 customers with zero net emissions. The team which wins the BA 2119: Future of Fuels Challenge will receive £25,000 to help fund further research and a commitment from the airline to work alongside them to incubate their idea. Nominations will be judged by a panel of industry experts based on the idea’s carbon reduction potential, as well as its innovation, value to the UK economy and feasibility to implement.

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