Landfill Waste to be Converted into Commercial Jet Fuel

The Chartered Institute of Wastes Management have reported news that British Airways (BA) has announced plans to build the world’s first facility to convert landfill waste into jet fuel.  Construction for the GreenSky London fuel facility is due to start in the next 12 months and be completed in 2017, and will be located at the Thames Enterprise Park, in Thurrock, Essex.
Approximately 575,000 tonnes of post-recycled waste, normally destined for landfill or incineration, will instead be converted into 120,000 tonnes of clean burning liquid fuels.  It is hoped that the project will revolutionise the production of sustainable aviation fuel.
Solena has been developing the project and will use its patented high-temperature plasma gasification technology to convert the waste efficiently into synthetic gas.  The gas is then converted into liquid hydrocarbons using third-party technologies, including cleaning and conditioning of the gas, a Velocys Fischer-Tropsch conversion process, hydrocracking and electric power production.