Country

South Africa

Date

05/03/2014

Entity

Boeing, South African Airways, RSB

Product

Biofuels

Category

Deployment

Summary

Boeing, South African Airways and RSB collaborate  on ways to support farmers​ growing sustainable biofuel crops

 

 

Boeing is launching an initiative with South African Airways (SAA) and the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) to expand opportunities for “smallhold” farmers in Southern Africa to grow crops that produce sustainable fuels.

 

 

The three partners will work with Southern African stakeholders to create pilot programs to build knowledge and skills among groups of farmers who want to certify their crops as sustainable. SAA seeks to drive development of sustainable biofuel supply chains in a way that enhances the region’s economic opportunity from local agriculture and energy production. The project with Boeing and RSB is a first step toward the goal of ensuring that efforts benefit smallhold farmers, given their importance to the country’s rural economy.

 

 

This initiative follows the announcement in October 2013 that Boeing and South African Airways would collaborate to develop a sustainable aviation biofuel supply chain in Southern Africa. It is also aligned with a similar effort by Boeing and RSB to expand biofuel crop opportunities for small farmers in Southeast Asia.

 

 

Boeing press release​

Short Description

Boeing, South African Airways and RSB collaborate  on ways to support farmers​ growing sustainable biofuel crops

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