Shell and BA step up backing for waste-based SAF plant

Plans to build a U.K. refinery plant to make SAF out of household waste took a step forward with new funding commitments totaling $3.5 million from Shell and British Airways. The cash will be used by renewable fuel company Velocys to complete preliminary design and engineering work for the planned site in Immingham in Lincolnshire, which could produce 20 million gallons a year of SAF once up and running. Velocys hopes its planned site, which could be up and running by the mid-2020s, could offer a route to slashing emissions from the aviation industry.

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