Competitors Airbus, Boeing and Brazil’s Embraer, announced they will work together to develop affordable biofuels for the airplane industry.
In a joint statement, the airplane manufacturers say they will ”speak in unity” to promote and accelerate the availability of sustainable jet fuels.
They plan to develop”drop-in” technologies that can be used throughout the aviation industry.
Airbus and Boeing say they already have programs in place that are developing alternatives to kerosene, which is a major greenhouse gas gas.
“We are all committed to take a leading role in the development of technology programs that will facilitate aviation biofuels development and actual application faster than if we were doing it independently,” says Paulo Cesar Silva, Embraer CEO.
“We’ve achieved a lot in the last 10 years in reducing our industry’s CO2 footprint – 45% traffic growth with only 3% more fuel consumption,” says Tom Enders, Airbus CEO. Continue reading more…