New tobacco plant produces sustainable jet fuel

Boeing are working together with Southern Africa Airways (SAA) and SkyNRG to generate maintainable aircraft biofuel from a new type of tobacco plant.

SkyNRG is increasing the development of a hybrid plant called Solaris as an energy vegetation that farm owners can create as a alternative of conventional cigarettes. The vegetation are currently being examined in Southern African-american, with both large and little vegetation predicted to start biofuel manufacturing in the next few years.

To begin with, oil from the plant’s seeds will be turned into jet energy. Boeing then desires that impressive technological innovation will increase biofuel manufacturing later on.

‘We highly believe in the potential of efficiently moving out Solaris in the the southern part of Africa area to power maintainable energy sources that are also affordable,’ says Maarten van Dijk, primary technology official, SkyNRG.

In Oct 2013, Boeing and SAA declared they were working together on an effort to create a maintainable aircraft biofuel supply sequence in the southern part of Africa. As part of that venture, the duo are working with the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials to provide farm owners with little plots of area to grow biofuel feedstocks.