Jet Zero Council announced by UK government to develop greener air travel and awards Velocys SAF grant
Following calls from the aviation industry, the UK government has created a Jet Zero Council to help develop greener air travel towards a net-zero target by 2050. The new body will be made up of representatives from the aviation sector, environmental groups and government officials. The industry's coalition group Sustainable Aviation recently called for UK aviation "to be at the heart" of the government's economic and green recovery strategy. It urged the government to support the emerging SAF sector by committing £500 million ($600m) to early-stage projects. The government has responded by announcing a £500,000 of grant funding for the Velocys Altalto waste-to-fuels project under its Future Fuels for Flight and Freight Competition. Meanwhile, UK trade unions have called for retraining of laid-off aviation workers in low-carbon sectors with better long-term prospects.