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Municipal Waste to Power Modern Aeroplanes

September 24
16:36 2021

According to Waste Fuel, ‘There’s no such thing as waste. There’s just potential fuel.’

Waste Fuel has seen the climate emergency and has come up with transforming waste into renewable fuels using proven technologies.


Consumption and waste production are complimentary. All over the world, humans produce 2.01 billion metric tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) every year. The trend shows no signs of slowing down.

This is a challenge as well as an opportunity.

Our transportation is fueling the climate emergency. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the transport sector have more than doubled in 50 years’ time and have grown at a very fast pace when compared with any other energy end-use sector.

Figure 1 Every one of us yearns for a Green Earth

The demand for travel by air will only increase. Transportation, as a whole, produces 24% of direct CO2 emissions from fuel combustion. Emissions from aviation are increasing at an alarming rate.

With a view to reducing emissions, WasteFuel utilizes well-known technologies to convert municipal (trash) and agricultural waste into low-carbon fuels, renewable natural gas, and green methanol.

WasteFuel’s maiden project is in the Philippines in partnership with Prime Infrastructure and NetJets. It will convert municipal waste into aviation-grade low-carbon fuels that produce 80% less carbon when compared with traditional aviation fuels.

As expected, due to its daily imminent growth with the advancement of technology the word “Aviation” is no more a luxury rather a necessity. This obvious necessary sector of the modern world is also responsible for some issues detrimental to our mother nature like different gas emissions which causes the greenhouse effect.

While the aviation industry is more fuel-efficient now the overall emissions have risen as the volume of air travel has increased. By 2020, aviation emissions were 70% higher than in 2005 and they could grow by 300% by 2050. These statistics lead us to a NEW DIMENSION where our existence may be endangered if proper spotlights are not focused on the pertinent areas. A praiseworthy initiative by ICAO on this coalition indeed may lead us to a future world of “ZERO EMISSION AVIATION”

Thereby, it has other issues also which need to be addressed. For that matter, a group named ICAO Global Coalition for sustainable aviation was formed to facilitate the development of new ideas and accelerate the implementation of innovative solutions that will further reduce greenhouse gas emissions at source, on the ground and in the air. In addition, the Coalition may be able to provide important input to make further progress in the development for the exploration of a long-term environmental objective for international aviation.

The coalition members relentlessly work on the reconstructing and breakthrough on the following;

            a – Technology,

    1. Operations and Infrastructure,
    2. Sustainable Aviation Fuels,
    3. Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme

Coalition means the agreement between different organizations or people who agree to act together. The global coalition, therefore, means that there will be a number of groups working as allies to meet some specific purpose for a specific period of time. Therefore, Global Coalition for sustainable aviation depicts the motive of aviation stakeholders involved in the coalition agreement itself; whose idea and pattern of plan and activities would definitely have a common goal and purpose to promote sustainable international aviation. Aviation being one of the fastest-growing sectors in terms of GLOBALIZATION is essential due to its reach towards remote places, time management, effective utilization of effort etc.

Currently, there are 35 members in this coalition with a view to attaining the objectives. The example of members can be stated as FALCON ELECTRIC AVIATION, AIRBUS, SkyNRG, ZEROAVIA etc. where WASTEFUL being one of the enthusiasts joined the breed on 20 September 2021.

One plane maker – Airbus – is in the list, while the other plane maker – Boeing – is not there.

The coalition participation is seen beyond the aviation sector also which will make it possible to seek the highest possible multiplier effect for the results to be collectively achieved. New emerging solutions and technologies will require new partners, for example, renewable energy, battery etc. For example, FALCON ELECTRIC AVIATION was able to modify a Cessna 150 by replacing the internal combustion engine and fuel tanks with an electric motor powered by batteries. This beautifully engineered prototype is named FEA-1 (Falcon Electric Aviation 1) waiting to take off in this year (2021) which will be used for flight education.

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