Boeing pursues biobased aviation fuels

By Staff | March 14, 2014

Boeing, Etihad Airways, Takreer, Total and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology are collaborating on a new initiative to support a renewable aviation fuel industry in the United Arab Emirates. The program, known as “BIOjet Abu Dhabi: Flight Path to Sustainability,” aims to develop a comprehensive framework for a U.A.E biofuel supply chain. It will focus on research, development and investments in feedstock production and refining both in the U.A.E. and globally. As part of the effort, Etihad Airways completed a 45-minute demonstration flight in a Boeing 777 fueled in part by biojet.

Boeing also recently announced that it has identified green diesel as a significant new source of sustainable aviation biofuel. The company is working with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and other stakeholders to gain approval for aircraft to fly on the fuel.