The Jet Fuel Converter That Marty McFly Would Love

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April 18 2014 5:43 PM

British Airways Is Going Back to the Future

Doc Brown would be proud.

In an attempt to combat rising fuel prices, British Airways is channeling their inner Doc Brown. The airline's new project, know as GreenSky, will convert garbage and waste into jet fuel. Sound familiar? It should. It's basically the Mr. Fusion device last seen rigged up to the engine of a certain time traveling DeLorean. Marty McFly would approve.

Jim Festante is an actor/writer in Los Angeles and regular video contributor to Slate. He is the author of the Image Comics miniseries The End Times of Bram and Ben.

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