Renewable biojet fuel partnership signed in Russia
An agreement has been made by aircraft manufacturer Airbus and RT-Biotechprom, a division of technology and construction company Rostec, to make aircraft biofuel from renewable sources in Russia.
It has been reported the partnership hopes to yield some results by the second half of 2014 and positive test flights will be part of any decision made to take the project to industrial-scale.
‘This partnership will be a significant step in implementing our strategy of developing biotechnology in Russia, including deep processing of renewable biomass,’ RT-Biotechprom CEO Sergei Kraevoi was quoted as saying. ‘Airbus’s expertise in such projects will help us ensure that biofuels made of Russian raw materials meet all international standards.’
Airbus is implementing similar projects across locations in China, Europe, South America, the Middle East and Australia.