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07 Sep 20201 minute read

Multi-million pound prize for zero carbon flight

ECAtoday
Multi-million pound prize for zero carbon flight

Sustainability consultancy Carbon Footprint has launched the Freedom Flight Prize for the first zero carbon return passenger flight between London and New York.

Open to manufacturers, researchers, and inventors, the multi-million pound prize will be awarded for the design and successful flights of a 100+ seater passenger aircraft powered only by renewable energy.

"The Freedom Flight Prize puts 100 per cent renewable flights right in the spotlight in order to address the climate emergency we face," said John Buckley, MD of Carbon Footprint to BusinessGreen. "The Prize does not accept the compromise that long haul travel produces a high carbon footprint - in fact it recognises that the technologies to power flights solely on sustainable renewable energy are available."

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