Boeing and Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) have unveiled a demonstration facility that will turn waste cooking oil into sustainable aviation biofuel.
The two companies estimate that 500 million gallons (1.8m litres) of biofuel could be made annually in China from used cooking oil.
Named the China-US Aviation Biofuel Pilot Project, the facility uses a new technology to clean contaminants from waste oils and convert it into jet fuel at a rate of 160 gallons (65 litres) a day.
The overall goal of the project is to assess the technical feasibility and cost of producing higher volumes of biofuel.
President of Boeing China, Ian Thomas, said: “Strong and continuing teamwork between Boeing and COMAC is helping our industry make progress on environmental challenges that no single company or country can solve alone.”