21 January 2014
Boeing (NYSE: BA), Etihad Airways, Takreer, Total and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology said they will collaborate on a new initiative to support a sustainable aviation biofuel industry in the United Arab Emirates.
The initiative will focus on research and development and investments in feedstock production and refining capability in the U.A.E. and globally.
Boeing and Etihad Airways are also among the founding partners of the Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium, hosted by the Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The consortium has been researching and developing salt-tolerant plants that would be raw material for the same refining processes used to produce renewable fuel for the Etihad Airways flight.
Boeing collaborates with airlines, research institutions, governments and other stakeholders to develop sustainable biofuel supply chains around the world, including the United States, Middle East, China, Brazil, Europe and Australia.
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