Boeing said it is working with UAE national carrier Etihad Airways to fly a 787 Dreamliner powered partly by biofuel made from desert plants irrigated with seawater.
The US aircraft manufacturer highlighted how the company is building cleaner, more fuel-efficient airplanes and finding innovative ways to recycle and conserve resources in its 2019 Global Environment Report.
In 2018, Boeing unveiled its new environment strategy through 2025 with ambitious goals to innovate products for environmental performance, reduce emissions, waste, and water and energy consumption at work sites, and to work with communities around the globe.
- Partnering with a UK-based recycler to keep up to 2 million pounds of excess carbon fiber from Boeingfactories out of landfills per year. This would result the following:
- Using renewable energy to power Boeing’s primary data centre, saving enough electricity to power more than 4,000 homes annually.
- Designing new energy-efficient facilities around the world, including the 737 Completion and Delivery Center in Zhoushan, China, and the fabrication facility in Sheffield, UK.
- Catalyzing development of sustainable aviation fuel and offering customers the option of using biofuel on delivery flights.
- Surpassing 2018 targets, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions by up to 7.3 percent at work sites. –