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Biofuel could be an alternative to fossil-based jet fuel
Source : theengineer.co.uk
A consortium of companies led by TAROM Romanian Air Transport, including Honeywell's UOP, CCE (Camelina Company España), and Airbus, is to spearhead the commercialisation of a biofuel from a weed-like plant. The Romanian-based project, which is being overseen by a non-governmental organisation (NGO), aims to provide a biofuel made from the camelina plant as a substitute to fossil-based jet fuel. Honeywell's UOP is applying its aviation biofuel refining technology, while CCE is contributing its knowledge on camelina agronomy, including technologies on camelina growth, agricultural monitoring networks and plant science. Airbus is providing technical and project management expertise and is sponsoring sustainability assessment and lifecycle analysis studies.
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28 March 2011 |
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