Airbus and TAROM establish bio-kerosene jet-fuel project

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus and TAROM Romanian Air Transport, together with a consortium of key stakeholders, have established one of Europe’s first projects aiming to establish a sustainable bio-kerosene jet-fuel processing and production capability.

The Romanian-based project aims to provide a bio-fuel made from the camelina plant as a renewable and sustainable substitute to fossil-based jet fuel.

The project is being overseen by a Romanian-based Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) and Airbus is acting as the catalyst in getting the Romanian value chain for a local bio-jet fuel solution up and running.

Once feasibility studies on agricultural, technological and aeronautical development and sustainability assessment are complete, the project will also assess the existing refining facilities in order to identify the Romanian production capability.