China to launch first aviation biofuel flight this year
an agreement with U.S. aviation giant Boeing in Beijing on Wednesday
told reporters the new fuel was expected to be commercially viable within three
to five years.
aviation (using biofuel), but a lot has to be done,” he said.
Bryant said China was now the focus of development because “they have made the
decision to move faster”.
and the entire industry aims to become carbon neutral by 2050 through the use
of alternative fuels.
biofuel by 2020.
and northeast China, but it has been wary of traditional processing methods because
of concerns about food security and the impact on grain prices.
for bioethanol projects in 2007, China is focusing on new-generation variants
processed from agricultural waste, cellulosic materials or hardy but inedible
oil-bearing plants like jatropha.
been criticised, and second-generation biofuels are more significant for China,”
said Zhang Guobao, head of the country’s National Energy Administration.