Airbus is supporting the development of the
Chinese standard with technical expertise gained
in past certification processes with the
European Union and US fuels standards bodies and
in the selection of sustainable feedstocks.
“Bio-jetfuel is becoming increasingly important
in aviation and the energy market. It will help
aviation grow sustainably and demand for fuel
increase. Sinopec has developed its own
technology for producing aviation fuel from
biomass and waste oil and has already produced
aviation fuel meeting international standards.
Sinopec is assisting CAAC (Civil Aviation
Administration of China) in the airworthiness
certification process and is proud to be
collaborating with Airbus and other partners in
the push for alternative aviation fuels,” said
DAI Houliang, SVP of Sinopec.
In addition to fuel certification, the partners
are also establishing a sustainable alternative
fuel value chain in China, to help speed up its
commercialization, and will use 100 per cent
domestic resources and refining capabilities.
“Bio-fuels are a crucial part of the roadmap to
meet aviation ambitious CO2 targets. We are
privileged to be working with our Chinese
partners to establish a domestic value chain in
China which is 100 percent Chinese,” said
Laurence Barron, President of Airbus China.
Airbus currently supports alternative fuel value
chains in Australia, Latin America, Europe and
the Middle East.