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Virgin Plans First Net-Zero Trans-Atlantic Flight in 2023

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Virgin Atlantic is set to fly the first-ever net-zero trans-Atlantic flight from the UK to New York before the end of this year after winning up to £1 million ($1.21 million) in UK government funding. In a recent statement, Virgin said Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines of its Boeing 787 would use 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), offering more than a 70% carbon saving compared to regular jet fuel. The airline explained that carbon removal using biochar credits would ensure the flight was truly net zero. Biochar credits are different from carbon offsets since carbon is permanently sequestered.

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Biofuels (incl. SAF), CO2 Emissions
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