Sustainable aviation-energy firm seeks to set up Irish plant

Zero Petroleum says it is in talks with a major company in the aviation industry as it bids to replace fossil fuels with a less environmentally harmful alternative

Andrew Turner, adviser to Zero Petroleum: ‘There are lots of interesting values to Ireland, which make it a novel entry point.’ Picture: Bryan Meade

A British energy company which holds the world record for powering the first flight from 100 per cent synthetic fuel is seeking to set up an Irish operation as part of a plan to replace petrol, diesel and kerosene with sustainable alternatives.

Zero Petroleum, which was co-founded by Paddy Lowe, a former Formula One engineer, claims to have developed the world’s first fully fossil-free synthetic fuel capable of fuelling commercial aeroplanes.

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