Boeing Executive: Industry ‘Begging’ for Biofuels
by Nat Williams (AgriNews) The global airline industry is “begging” for biofuels and is committed to using them in their fleets, according to an executive with a major airplane manufacturer.
Jim Tracy, a senior vice president and chief technology officer with the Boeing Co., came to the region to seek help for advanced development of renewable fuels.
“I bring very good news to this group,” said Tracy, speaking at the Ag Innovation Showcase. “The commercial aviation business is begging for a high-quality, high-quantity biofuel to come into the market.
“There’s a market here just waiting for people like you to scale these products up. If you build it, we will buy it.”
… The industry is actively looking at all sources of renewable energy, including oilseeds, sugar, cellulosic and algae.
All have pros and cons, according to Tracy. That’s why the industry is encouraging scientists to develop the most efficient types.
Tracy stressed that sources should be diverse and distributed across the globe, so that sufficient supplies may be found in all regions. READ MORE