Country

USA

Date

27/06/2013

Entity

MASBI

Product

Biofuels

Category

Communication & analysis

Summary

MASBI releases its final report and recommendations

The Midwest Aviation Sustainable Biofuels Initiative (MASBI) produced its final report and recommendations from the one-year-long study of the potential for aviation biofuels in the Midwest.

Noting the progress made in developing biofuels, the coalition agreed that more must be done to achieve the sustainable production of commercial-scale and cost-competitive advanced biofuels from sources such as non-food crops and waste products.

The report contains 14 recommendations including:

  • Streamline the approval process for new biofuel production method;
  • Level the policy playing field for advanced biofuels with the conventional petroleum;
  • Tailor agriculture products such as oil-seed crops for jet-fuel production;
  • Improve biofuel production through agricultural innovation; and
  • Pursue deal structures that balance risk and reward for early adopters of technology.

MASBI estimates that replacing five percent of petroleum jet fuel in the Midwest with aviation biofuel would create more than 3,600 jobs and reduce carbon-dioxide emissions by 700,000 tons.

In addition to endorsing the report's recommendations, several individual members of MASBI made new commitments in support of aviation biofuel development.

The Midwest Aviation Sustainable Biofuels Initiative (MASBI) brought together partners from across the value chain to promote the development and use of biofuels. Its Steering Committee was comprised of the following founding members – United Airlines, Boeing, Honeywell’s UOP, the Chicago Department of Aviation and the Clean Energy Trust (www.masbi.org).

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