RSB African Aviation Biofuel Summit — March 20, 2018 — Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
In a first for the continent, Addis Ababa in Ethiopia will play host to an RSB Aviation Biofuel Summit in March. Generously sponsored by the Boeing Company, this not-to-be-missed summit will bring together local, regional and international leaders from the aviation industry and government who are driving the development of a sustainable aviation biofuels in the region.
The summit will provide an overview of aviation biofuels, and share global experience and best practice. It will also provide a practical platform for the exchange of knowledge on feedstock opportunities and biofuel production, while strengthening local, regional and global co-operation. We will work together to uncover research and development potential for aviation biofuels in Ethiopia.
With experts joining us from the aviation industry and across the biofuel production supply chain, this practical and extensive forum aims to help unlock the doors of sustainable biofuel production in Africa. Speakers from organisations including International Air Transport Association (IATA), The Boeing Company, SkyNRG, and Lanzatech will share global best practice and their own experiences – exchanging knowledge and the potential for the development of a truly sustainable aviation industry in the region – as well as discussing both regional and global market trends, drivers, technologies and policies. The RSB and WWF South Africa will provide insight and expertise on sustainability and feedstocks – key for the emergence of aviation biofuel technologies.
Developing a sustainable aviation industry in Ethiopia and beyond.
Global and regional aviation biofuel markets; policy and market drivers; conversion technologies; feedstock assessments; sustainability considerations such as food security; Ethiopian industrial and biofuel strategies.
Who should attend?
Ethiopian and East African government and industry representatives; regional and global airlines; industry organisations and civil aviation authorities; private and public investors; researchers; social and environmental NGOs; the African Union, UN, FAO and other international organisations active in the region. READ MORE
Ethiopia to host RSB’s first African aviation biofuel conference (GreenAir Online)