Thai Airways Travel Green

Project Objective: 

Accelerate the development of sustainable aviation biofuel production in Thailand

Initiative Description: 

To reach sustained production of biofuels for aviation in Thailand, THAI will bring together organizations and businesses such as petroleum producers, research firms, educational institutions, aircraft and engine manufacturers, and different government bodies affiliated with the aviation industry to take part in the development.  This project called "Sustainable Biofuels Development for Aviation Industry" aims to create both demand and supply, through clear national policies on biofuels, which can help to generate revenue in the agricultural sector. In order to boost awareness and support use of aviation biofuels in Thailand, THAI is operating its THAI First Flight with Biofuels TG8421 on 21 December 2011.  This inaugural biofuels flight departs from Bangkok‚Äôs Suvarnabhumi Airport at 14.00 hours on Boeing 777-200 aircraft, carrying members of the press and representatives from organizations and government functions that support the biofuels project, such as PTT Public Company Limited, Aeronautical Radio of Thailand Limited, Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited, Rolls Royce, and Boeing.

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

Domestic

Partners: 
Thai Airways, PTT, Aeronautical Radio of Thailand, Airports of Thailand, Rolls Royce, Boeing, SkyNRG
Country: 
Thailand
Type of Feedstock: 
Other/Multiple