Boeing commercial flights to use 100% sustainable fuels by 2030

The aviation giant has previously conducted test flights replacing petroleum jet fuel with sustainable fuels

Boeing to be part of Mexican biofuel research initiative

Aerospace giant Boeing has announced it will join a biofuel research alliance in Mexico. The firm will work with company Aeromexico and 17 other institutions in a programme to boost research and development of biofuel in the country. The research will be focused on biomass sourcing, fuel production, sustainability and lifecycle assessment and aviation biofuel market development. The […]

Tobacco turned into jet fuel

A newly developed type of energy-rich tobacco plant could be turned into sustainable jet fuel. The novel technique means plants could find another use than as cigarettes and cigars. US aviation firm Boeing announced this week it is working on a project with South African Airways and Dutch green jet fuel firm SkyNRG to create […]

China and US open energy technology centre

The US and China have opened an energy technology centre in Beijing to support the growth of the aviation industry. The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) and Boeing, a US aerospace company, will look at refining waste cooking oil into sustainable aviation biofuel as part of its first project. Often described as “gutter oil” […]

Coca-Cola and Disney join sustainability council

A group of major global companies including Coca-Cola and Walt Disney are forming a council to look at how businesses can tackle sustainability. The Innovations in Environmental Sustainability Council will look at challenges involving materials, energy, water, infrastructure and logistics. Led by technology firm IBM and the World Environment Center, charter members also include aeroplane […]

China tests first biofuel flight

China has tested its first biofuel-powered flight. The aeroplane successfully completed a demonstration at Beijing using sustainable aviation fuel today. The B747-400 passenger plane took off after Air China collaborated with PetroChina, Boeing and Honeywell UOP. The Asian superpower is the world’s largest emitter of CO2 emissions, according to the International Energy Agency’s 2009 figures, […]

Energy research centre opens at university

A multi-million research centre has opened at the University of Strathclyde. The Advanced Forming Research Centre will pioneer techniques to support manufacturing in the energy, aerospace, marine and automobile industries. It is a joint venture between the university, Scottish Enterprise, the Scottish government and several international engineering firms including Rolls-Royce and Boeing. University Principal, professor […]