09 Aug '11, 4pm

Brazilian Companies Study Feasibility of Renewable Jet Fuel from Sugar Cane

Brazilian Companies Study Feasibility of Renewable Jet Fuel from Sugar Cane

If this Brazilian feasibility analysis works out as planned, jet fuel might move over to the sweeter and greener side of the environmental ledger. Two aircraft manufacturers – Boeing and Embraer S.A. – have joined with the Inter-American Development Bank ( IDB) in announcing they will jointly fund a sustainability analysis of renewable jet biofuel made Brazilian sugar cane. Last month, IDB announced a regional cooperation grant to help public and private institutions develop a sustainable jet biofuels industry. In its news release, Arnaldo Vieira de Carvalho, leader of the IDB Sustainable Aviation Biofuels Initiative, provided this perspective: “Emerging renewable jet fuel technologies have the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions significantly, as sugarcane ethanol in Brazil has already proven. This study will examine the overall potential for sustainable, large-s...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/08/09/brazilian-companies-s...

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