China Eastern Joins Clean Jet-fuel Network

Time: 2014-02-28 13:55

Airbus and Boeing Co. (BA) are among airplane producers building supply networks for alternative fuel in an aviation industry that makes up 2 per cent of world carbon-dioxide output. Airbus in March joined a group including Virgin Australia to study use of eucalyptus mallee trees for fuel, and has an agreement with Brazils Embraer SA to collaborate on aviation biofuels. Chinas Tsinghua University joined the network in the country, Airbus said. Tsinghua will help select Chinese feedstocks to make fuel including from sources such as used cooking oil and algae. From 2013, the partners will seek to build production to commercially viable levels, Airbus said.