Chinese bio-jet fuel coming soon

I’m trying to post as many as I can before I go to Chicago tomorrow. This one is an announcement on May 27 from Honeywell’s UOP business and Boeing on their plans to get into China’s aviation biofuel market.

The companies, including PetroChina, Air China, AECOM, United Technologies, China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USDTA) stated that they will be working to establish a sustainable aviation biofuels industry in China.

The project, slated to begin in June will look at all phases of sustainable aviation biofuel development including agronomy, energy inputs and outputs, lifecycle emissions analysis, infrastructure and government policy support.

UOP signed a memorandum of understanding to work jointly with PetroChina, Air China and Boeing to evaluate and plan a biofuel demonstration flight in China. The flight would use Honeywell Green Jet Fuel™ made from non-food feedstocks using UOP processing technology. 

In addition, Boeing Research & Technology and the Chinese Academy of Science’s Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) agreed to expand their collaboration to include other research institutions and aviation supply chain entities as part of their efforts on algae-based aviation biofuel development.

Boeing and QIBEBT previously announced the establishment of a joint research and development laboratory focused on algal growth, harvesting and processing technologies. The Joint Laboratory for Sustainable Aviation Biofuels will be located in Qingdao and managed by Boeing Research & Technology-China and QIBEBT, which will work together to place a strong emphasis on commercial applications for developed technologies.


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