Boeing and Embraer to investigate aviation biofuels

Boeing and Embraer are to open a joint research centre to advance a sustainable aviation biofuel industry in Brazil.

Under a memorandum of understanding, the two companies will perform joint biofuel research, as well as fund and coordinate research with Brazilian universities and other institutions.

The research will focus on technologies that address gaps in a supply chain for sustainable aviation biofuel in Brazil, such as feedstock production and processing technologies.

The companies’ biofuel research center will be located in São José dos Campos Technology Park.