Production, use of aviation biofuel explored in Brazil

  • 25-Jun-2010 03:20 EDT

EADS, Eurocopter, and BioCombustibles del Chubut signed an agreement to evaluate the creation of an aviation biofuel production facility in Brazil. The accord will benefit from the pioneering work in algae-based biofuels already conducted by EADS and BioCombustibles del Chubut, and it builds on Eurocopter’s growing presence in Brazil. Under terms of the agreement, the companies will perform feasibility studies using micro-algae farming to produce aviation-grade biofuel. The feasibility of helicopter flight tests with the biofuel is currently under assessment. A subsequent step could be the development of a full-scale biofuel production plant in Brazil based on a confirmation of the technical and economic feasibility of such an operation.

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