Air China-Boeing

Project Objective: 

Conduct test flights using biofuels in China

Initiative Description: 

At a ceremony after the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue meeting, Boeing agreed to collaborate on the launch with carrier Air China and oil major PetroChina, which will provide the jatropha-based fuel feedstock for the project. The team, which includes government agencies and associations along with aviation and biofuel companies, will address feedstock harvesting and processing, the establishment of refining capacity for commercial production, and the development of the infrastructure to store, deliver and dispense biofuels.

Key Stakeholders Involved: 
Raw Material Providers
Biorefineries
Oil Companies
Aircraft Manufacturers
Airports
Airlines
Government
Region: 
Asia
Regional Scope: 

One-two test flights

Partners: 
NEA (China Govt), TDA (US Govt), Boeing, Air China, Honeywell UOP, PetroChina Company Limited
Country: 
China
Type of Feedstock: 
Jatropha