Boeing looks to South Africa for sustainable aviation fuels

March 23, 2018 |

In South Africa, The Boeing Company is working on identifying biofuel feedstocks that could be used for sustainable aviation fuel. Boeing is collaborating with the South African government, South African Airways (SAA), the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and SKYNRG on the initiative.

Boeing Commercial Airplanes regional director for environmental strategy Elizabeth Wood, highlighted the use of tobacco plants grown in the Marble Hall region in Limpopo, South Africa, in the production of aviation biofuel, according to AIN Online.

Separately, RSB signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ethiopian Ministry of Industry and the Ministry of Mines, Petroleum, and Natural Gas calling for collaboration on biofuel research and development, according to AIN Online.

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