May 22 (Renewables Now) - UK-based renewable fuels company Velocys Plc (LON:VLS) earlier this week said its project for a waste-to-jet fuel plant has been cleared by North East Lincolnshire Council's (NELC) planning committee.
Altalto Immingham will be the first commercial waste-to-jet fuel facility in the UK, according to the statement. The plant will convert hundreds of thousands of tonnes of non-recyclable household and commercial waste into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) annually.
Velocys is partnering on the project with UK airline British Airways Plc, part of International Airlines Group (LON:IAG), and Shell International Petroleum Company Ltd, which is part of Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON:RDSA).
The fuel, produced using Velocys's technology, avoids about 70% of net greenhouse gas emissions for each tonne of conventional jet fuel it displaces.
Pending additional funding and financial close, construction of the plant could start in 2022, with fuel production commencing in 2025.