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Nicotine-free tobacco plant being tested for use as jet fuel

Boeing, South African Airways (SAA) and SkyNRG are collaborating to make sustainable aviation biofuel from a new type of tobacco plant. SkyNRG, which produces sustainable jet fuel, is expanding production of the hybrid plant known as Solaris as an energy crop that farmers could grow instead of traditional tobacco. Test farming of the plants, which […]

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Bees playing a key role in Airbus’ environmental footprint

The Airbus family of widebody and single-aisle aircraft are not the only buzz-worthy products created by the European aircraft manufacturer. More than 600 jars of honey are collected each year from beehives at Airbus’ Hamburg facilities. The beehives are located near the company’s aircraft paint shop and close to the runway where new-build jetliners carry […]

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