Airbus Seeks Sustainable Fuel In Malaysia

Airbus has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with local partners to form a sustainable fuel centre of excellence in Malaysia. The aircraft manufacturer has joined with companies including AMIC (Aerospace Malaysia Innovation Centre), UPM (Universiti Putra Malaysia), CIRAD and BioTech Corp (Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation) with the aim of ensuring sustainable jet fuel production in the region by assessing potentially viable feedstocks available to ensure they satisfy “strict” sustainability criteria. Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd Fauzi Hj Ramlan, vice chancellor of UPM, believes that the research “will have positive effects on energy conservation and CO2 emissions reduction in the Malaysian and South-East Asia aviation sector”. The first sustainability assessment is expected to be completed by December 2014. 

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