One of China’s biggest energy companies, Sinopec, and Airbus are developing a renewable aviation fuel production for regular commercial use in China. Sinopec will produce the certified fuel known as “1# bio-jetfuel” in a newly built refinery in Hangzhou, which is one of the few in the world with the capacity to produce large-scale aviation fuel from biomass.
With its technical expertise gained in previous certification processes, Airbus is supporting the development of the Chinese standard. “Bio-jetfuel is becoming increasingly important in aviation and the energy market. It will help aviation grow sustainably and demand for fuel increase. Sinopec has developed its own technology for producing aviation fuel from biomass and waste oil and has already produced aviation fuel meeting international standards. Sinopec is assisting CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China) in the air worthiness certification process and is proud to be collaborating with Airbus and other partners in the push for alternative aviation fuels,” said DAI Houliang, SVP of Sinopec.
In order to boost commercialisation, using 100% domestic resources and refining capabilities, the partners are also establishing a sustainable alternative fuel value chain in China. Laurence Barron, President of Airbus China said 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 Chain which is 100% Chinese.”
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