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Zero Petroleum and RAF complete world’s first net-zero synthetic fuel flight

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British synthetic fuel company Zero Petroleum has made history after joining forces with the Royal Air Force (RAF) to complete the world’s first flight using 100% net-zero synthetic fuel.

Taking place on 2nd November 2021 at Cotswold Airport, the project also saw Guinness World Records award the Ikarus C42 aircraft involved in the flight ‘First aircraft powered by synthetic fuel’.

Founded by Formula One engineering icon Paddy Lowe and Professor Nilay Shah OBE, Head of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London, Zero Petroleum uses Direct FT, a variant of Fischer-Tropsch technology to produce the fuel reliably and securely. 

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