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Boeing is encouraging regulators to create a strong policy framework to advance sustainable aviation biofuels. Transcript: 2016 is Boeing’s centennial year: in the past century we have united the world through more efficient air travel and pioneered the outer reaches of space. 
And yet we look forward, with great excitement, to our next century, and… » read more

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In February, Boeing, Aeromexico and Mexico’s Airports and Auxiliary Services (ASA) announced their collaboration with a biojet program supported by Mexico’s Sector Fund for Energy Sustainability (SENER-CONACYT) to advance research and development of sustainable aviation biofuel in Mexico. The initiative, coordinated through the Mexican Bioenergy Innovation Center, will support Mexico’s aviation sector as well as… » read more

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Darrin Morgan, Director of Biofuel Strategy at Boeing, talks about the present and the future of alternative aviation fuels, a revolution-in-the-making for the airline industry that is now metaphorically standing at passport control, eagerly waiting to be waved directly through to boarding. “As a company, we realized about seven years ago that the aviation industry… » read more

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Boeing is supporting regulators and other stakeholders to address key challenges faced by the aviation system. Transcript: The EU aviation strategy released in December 2015 by the European Commission is a positive and welcomed step towards an even more sustainable and competitive aviation sector, a sector which already contributes almost 2 million jobs to the… » read more

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It is set to be a critical year for the world’s commercial aviation sector. By the end of 2016, the International civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a UN agency, will endorse a global standard for CO2 that all new aircraft will have to meet. This year, the ICAO will also approve the industry’s first worldwide carbon-offsetting… » read more

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Neste, the leading producer of renewable diesel and Boeing, the world’s largest aircraft manufacturer will work together to promote and accelerate the commercialization of renewable aviation fuel. The companies will work toward American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) fuel standard approval allowing the commercial use of high freezing point renewable aviation fuel by airlines.… » read more

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Boeing and Brazilian aerospace firm Embraer announced the opening of a joint centre for sustainable biofuel research in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil. Through this centre, the companies will coordinate and jointly fund research at Brazilian universities and other institutions, with a special focus on how to develop a sustainable aviation biofuel industry in Brazil.… » read more

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Boeing and its partner South African Airways recently announced that farmers in South Africa will soon make their first harvest of energy-rich tobacco plants that will be used in research and development of next-generation sustainable aviation biofuel. The nicotine-free tobacco plant’s seeds generate an oil that could be turned into bio-jet fuel as soon as… » read more

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Why aviation matters

With Boeing’s support, the Euractiv Institute recently held a forum at the European Parliament on why aviation matters in order to draw the attention of EU policy-makers to aviation’s contribution to economic growth and the need for the appropriate policy framework in support of the aviation sector. The event attracted a broad range of stakeholders,… » read more

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Boeing’s specially outfitted 787 ecoDemonstrator flight test aircraft has completed its first flight using “green diesel,” a sustainable biofuel blended 15 per cent with 85 per cent conventional petroleum. Green diesel is made from vegetable oil, cooking oil waste and animal fat waste, which eliminate indirect land-use consequences associated with biofuels made from feedstocks. The… » read more

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