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Monday, September 24, 2012

Airbus, Sinopec Developing Alternative Aviation Fuel

Airbus is partnering with China Petroleum and Chemical Corp. (Sinopec) to develop and promote renewable aviation fuel production in China.

Airbus said it its supporting the development of a Chinese standard for alternative aviation fuel. Sinopec is currently assisting the Chinese government to establish an airworthiness certification for alternative aviation fuel produced from locally grown biomass.

“Biofuels are a crucial part of the roadmap to meet aviation ambitious CO2 targets. We are privileged to be working with our Chinese partners to establish a domestic value chain in China which is 100 percent Chinese,” said Laurence Barron, president of Airbus China.

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