Country

China

Date

24/04/2013

Entity

Sinopec, China Eastern Airlines

Product

HEFA

Category

R&D

Summary

China performs its first flight powered by self-developed-biofuel

China conducted on April 24 its first test flight powered by a home-developed biofuel, produced by Sinopec, the country’s leading oil refiner, from palm oil and recycled cooking oil.
 
Review process is still going on and should grant Sinopec with the country’s first permit for commercial use of biofuel.

With an annual consumption of nearly 20 million tons, China has become a significant consumer of aviation fuels, and the development of biofuel is expected to help ease resource pressures and curb carbon dioxide emissions in the industry.

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