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Climate Change

Japan's JGC and Cosmo to begin jet biofuel production in 2025

Companies to use waste food oil collected from restaurants and factories

Using the jet biofuel will reduce total carbon dioxide emissions by an estimated 80-90% compared to traditional jet fuel. (Source photos are screenshots from Cosmo Energy and JGC websites) 

TOKYO -- Japanese engineering company JGC Holdings and petroleum wholesaler Cosmo Oil are commercializing jet biofuel in Japan for the first time, targeting aviation companies that are under pressure to reduce carbon dioxide emissions to meet green credentials, Nikkei has learned.

Biofuels, also called sustainable aviation fuel, are made from waste plastics or biomass such as algae and wood chips.

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