On October 4, a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 ran the first-ever commercial flight using LanzaTech’s waste-to-ethanol technology. Using flue gas from carbon-intensive industrial processes, such as steel mills, U.S.-based LanzaTech is able to create a jet fuel that has a 70 percent lower carbon footprint as compared to traditional fossil-based jet … [Read more...] about Virgin Atlantic Flies First Transatlantic Flight Fueled by Recycled Carbon
Recent reports have underscored the enormity of the global plastic waste issue. There are 9.2 billion tons of plastic waste in the environment and an additional 500 tons of plastics are produced annually. Of this, 40 percent is considered single-use plastic, and only 9 percent of all plastics are recycled in the United States. A growing … [Read more...] about Can the Bioeconomy Help Combat Plastic Waste?