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Virgin Atlantic will Conduct the First-Ever Net-Zero Transatlantic Flight in 2023

Virgin Atlantic will conduct the first-ever net-zero transatlantic flight in 2023.

It will take off from the UK next year in a Dreamliner jet using only sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and fly from London Heathrow to New York’s JFK.

The net-zero transatlantic flight will use 100% SAF, combined with carbon removal through biochar credits.

SAF can cut carbon emissions by over 70% compared to conventional jet fuel and is made from waste oils and fats, such as used cooking oil.

The use of 100% SAF on the flight, combined with carbon removal through biochar credits (a substance which traps and stores carbon taken from the atmosphere) will make the flight net zero.

Emer Roche
Emer Roche
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