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Friday, November 15, 2013

Boeing, GOL Seek Biofuel Sources for ‘More Sustainable’ Brazil

Woodrow Bellamy III

Boeing and Brazilian carrier GOL Airlines are collaborating to research and develop new sources of aviation biofuel in Brazil, as the airframe manufacturer looks to assist GOL in using lower-carbon jet fuel on more flights. 
 
GOL signed an agreement with Boeing for the biofuel collaboration at the Latin America and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) Airline Leaders Forum 2013. 
 
"Boeing's focus on fuel efficiency helps us all operate in a more sustainable fashion, and the expansion of our partnership with this new project will further advance the effort to expand biofuel use in Brazil," said Paulo Sergio Kakinoff, CEO of GOL. 
 
The Brazilian airline plans to use sustainable biofuel on 200 flights during the World Cup in Brazil next year.

 

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