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BP Buys Jet Fuel Made From Garbage to Curb Airline Pollution

  • Oil major signs $30 million deal with biofuel maker Fulcrum
  • Deal comes after airlines agreed new system to curb pollution
Airlines are facing pressure to clean up pollution from international aviation.

Airlines are facing pressure to clean up pollution from international aviation.

Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

BP Plc will invest $30 million in Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc., which makes biofuel from garbage, in a new partnership designed to curb airplane pollution.

The London-based oil-producer also signed a 10-year deal to buy 500 million gallons (1.9 billion liters) of biofuel from Fulcrum’s North American plants, according to a statement by BP on Tuesday. BP will distribute the aviation fuel to planes through its unit Air BP Ltd., which sells about 7 billion gallons of aviation annually.