New plant in Germany aims to cut flying’s carbon footprint

  • Dietrich Brockhagen, Executive Director of Atmosfair, points on pipes of the system that brings hydrogen and carbon into the facility that mix them and produce e-fuel at the ‘Atmosfair’ synthetic kerosene plant in Werlte, Germany, Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. German officials are unveiling a facility in Werlte, near Germany’s northwestern border with the Netherlands, what they say will be the world’s first commercial plant for making synthetic kerosene as part of an effort to reduce the climate impact of flying. (AP Photo/Aleksandar Furtula)

WERLTE, Germany — German officials on Monday unveiled what they said is the world’s first commercial plant for making synthetic kerosene, touted as a climate-friendly fuel of the future.

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