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BA and DONG join forces to advance sustainable biofuels

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Industry group brings leading biofuel developers together to collaborate on accelerating development of the technology

07 Feb 2013

BA's London biofuel plant cleared for take-off

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Airline has secured an exclusive option on an unnamed site and started consent work

05 Dec 2012

BA attempts to land concept of sustainable aviation

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Jonathon Counsell, BA's head of environment, says operational measures, new technology, and biofuels will help carrier halve emissions by 2050

27 Sep 2012

Exclusive: BA's biofuels plant set for take-off before the end of the year

Preferred site has been chosen for London facility set to generate two per cent of BA's fuel from waste

27 Sep 2012

Lufthansa pilots algae jet fuel plant in Europe

German airline signs deal with Australian company to build industrial-scale plant in an unnamed country

21 Sep 2012

Updated: Aviation chiefs urge EU leaders to end emissions trading row

Joint letters to David Cameron and other European leaders warn scheme poses "intolerable" threat of retaliatory measures

12 Mar 2012

Airline emissions trading will spark trade wars, industry warns EU

Aviation chiefs say plans for carbon charge on flights to and from Europe will spark retaliations from China and US

06 Jun 2011

BA plans pioneering east London waste-to-biofuel plant

Airline says entire fleet operating from London City airport could be using bio jet fuel from 2014

15 Feb 2010

BA boss slams Tories' green credentials

Willie Walsh hits out at Conservative opposition to third runway at Heathrow

09 Dec 2009

BA shores up support for third runway at Heathrow

New strategy aimed at winning over likely incoming Conservative administration

27 Nov 2009

Green groups slam BA over new business class-only flights

Airline accused of hypocrisy after following commitment to cut aviation sector emissions with opening of new route between London City Airport and New York

29 Sep 2009

Ryanair and easyJet back industry pledge to halve emissions

British Airways chief, Willie Walsh, says the industry can meet the 2050 target through a emissions trading scheme and improvements in aviation technology

23 Sep 2009

Spectre of ghost flights rises again

Delta follows BA and others accused of running flights with no passengers on board

09 Sep 2009

BA signs up to Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group

Growing coalition of airlines announces plan for new research into biofuels made from salt water plants

15 Jul 2009

BA: Inclusion in emissions trading will mean price hikes

Sector's poor accounts mean it cannot bear the cost alone, says BA chief executive

15 Jun 2009

Airlines call on UN to impose carbon caps

BA, Cathay Pacific, Air France/KLM and Virgin Atlantic to present UN with proposals for global aviation cap-and-trade scheme

06 Apr 2009

Aviation industry calls for inclusion in Copenhagen deal

Air France/KLM, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Virgin Atlantic and BAA say they would welcome global emissions legislation

12 Feb 2009

Leading airlines team up for biofuel research

Initial projects will look at viability of jatropha and algae as basis for jet biofuels

30 Sep 2008

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