Boeing to prep planes to use 100% sustainable jet fuels by 2030

Boeing 737 MAX 8; Author: Acefitt, License: CC BY-SA 4.0, from Wikimedia Commons

January 25 (Renewables Now) - US aircraft maker Boeing (NYSE:BA) has pledged to adapt its commercial planes and certify them by 2030 to fly entirely on sustainable fuels in a bid to address climate change.

The company announced its plan this weekend and explained it sees this as a necessary step for the industry so that it achieves the goal of cutting carbon emissions within the sector by 50% by 2050 from 2005 levels. Currently, the maximum allowed blend of sustainable fuels into conventional jet fuels is 50%, while Boeing's plan is to work with the industry and regulatory authorities to raise that limit to 100%.

"Our industry and customers are committed to addressing climate change, and sustainable aviation fuels are the safest and most measurable solution to reduce aviation carbon emissions in the coming decades," said Stan Deal, Boeing’s commercial airplanes president and CEO.

The US aircraft maker in 2018 initiated a programme that tested replacing petroleum fuels with 100% sustainable fuels with a 777 Freighter. The tests were carried out in partnership with FedEx Express.

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