Lufthansa and JatroSolutions sign MoU

International aviation group Lufthansa and sustainable energy specialists JatroSolutions have signed an MoU to make the production of jatropha commercially viable.

Lufthansa will help the start-up company set up a raw materials supply chain to ensure the provision of biosynthetic fuel derived from the jatropha plant.

Joachim Buse, VP, Aviation Biofuel at Lufthansa, says: 'In order to secure the supply of aviation biofuel, the requisite raw materials must be cultivated sustainably, at competitive prices.'

The collaboration follows Lufthansa flight LH 190 from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel, which is being operated using a 10% blend of new biofuel component farnesane.

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