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Boeing Taps Canada for Aviation Biofuels

December 8, 2015 in Aviation, Biofuels, Companies by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

British Columbia Partnership to Evaluate Forest Waste as Feed

Boeing, the University of British Columbia (UBC) and SkyNRG are collaborating to turn leftover branches, sawdust and other forest-industry waste into sustainable aviation biofuel, Boeing said last week.

Boeing Sees Promise in New Tobacco

August 19, 2014 in Aviation, Biofuels by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Jet Manufacturer Partners with South African Airways and SkyNRG

Boeing, South African Airways and Holland’s SkyNRG are collaborating to produce a sustainable aviation biofuel from a new type of hybrid tobacco plant known as Solaris.

Airbus Goes to ‘Plan B’ — Ni-Cads

February 16, 2013 in Aviation, batteries by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Says Lithium Is Safe, But Switches to Ni-Cad for A350

Airbus Industrie said Friday that it’s sure lithium ion batteries are safe, but that it’s switching to nickel cadmium for its new A350 XWB widebody jet – Europe’s answer to the super-efficient, and now grounded, Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

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