Boeing, Etihad Launch UAE Biofuel Initiative

Boeing has joined forces with Etihad Airways, Takreer, Total and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology on a new initiative to support a sustainable aviation biofuel industry in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The initiative, dubbed ‘BIOjet Abu Dhabi: Flight Path to Sustainability’, will focus on research and development and investments in feedstock production and refining capability in the UAE and globally. To demonstrate this potential, Etihad conducted a 45-minute demonstration flight in a Boeing 777-300ER powered in part by UAE-produced sustainable aviation biofuel. The fuel was partially converted from plants by Total and refined into jet fuel by Takreer.

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