Abu-Dhabi-based project to conduct aviation biofuel research

  • 20-Jan-2010 09:25 EST

Boeing, the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Etihad Airways, and Honeywell's UOP have agreed to establish a major research institution and demonstration project in Abu Dhabi dedicated to sustainable energy solutions. The Sustainable Bioenergy Research Project (SBRP) will use integrated saltwater agricultural systems to support the development and commercialization of biofuel sources for aviation and coproducts. The SBRP will undertake research projects that combine the arid, saline-rich environment of Abu Dhabi with innovative saltwater farming practices. The Masdar Institute will host the SBRP and provide laboratory and demonstration facilities both within and outside of Masdar City, which aims to be the world's first zero-carbon city.

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