Boeing is collaborating with the Federal Aviation Administration and other stakeholders to complete the approval process for using “green diesel” as an aircraft fuel source in an effort to help reduce carbon emissions.
Green diesel is a renewable energy for land transportation that can also be used for aviation and works to emit 50 percent less carbon dioxide than fossil fuel, Boeing said Tuesday.
“We are collaborating with our industry partners and the aviation community to move this innovative solution forward and reduce the industry’s reliance on fossil fuel,” said James Kinder, technical fellow in Boeing commercial airplanes propulsion systems division.
According to Boeing, the green diesel production capacity present in the U.S., Europe and Singapore could supply as much 600 million gallons of global commercial jet fuel demand, or 1 percent.
Green diesel consists of oils and fats and designed to be similar to an existing aviation biofuel in chemical composition.
Boeing, FAA, engine manufacturers and green diesel producers plan to submit a research report to stakeholders in order to gain approval for the use of that renewable fuel.