Brazil, US airplane makers to study biofuels for aviation

28 October 2011 00:50  [Source: ICIS news]

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (ICIS)--Brazil's commercial jet manufacturer Embraer, US manufacturer Boeing and economic research foundation Fundacao de Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado de Sao Paulo (Fapesp) signed a letter of intent to research to aviation biofuels, Fapesp said, on Thursday.

The companies along with Fapesp intend to create a research centre in the state of Sao Paulo, which will focus on the development of sustainable biofuels for aviation.

The companies plan to work on a study, due to be published by the end of the next year, which will include information on technology and sustainability.

The study will be guided by a series of public workshops to take place next year, allowing companies and shareholders to analyse the data. 

Boeing and Embraer are set on the development of biofuels that are not derived from food or from areas where land and water are scarce resources. 

The companies will work in cooperation with agriculture, academic, environmental, refinery and aerospace groups to define a best way to launch the project.

By: Leo Siqueira
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