Rostec, Airbus sign on aircraft bio fuel production
Airbus and RT-Biotechprom, part of the state-owned corporation Rostec, have signed a partnership agreement to make aircraft bio fuel using only renewable resources in Russia. RT-Biotechprom CEO Sergei Kraevoi and the Airbus S.A.S. Europe executive vice president of sales, Chris Buckley, signed the agreement.
The first results of their cooperation are expected in the second half of 2014. Following test flights using Russian-made bio fuel, a decision will be made on the feasibility of its industrial-scale production in Russia.
“Our partnership with Airbus will be a significant step in implementing our strategy of developing bio technology in Russia, including deep processing of renewable bio mass. Airbus’s expertise in carrying out such projects will help us ensure that bio fuel made of Russian raw materials meets all international standards,” said Kraevoi.
The RT-Biotechprom-Airbus partnership is part of the European aircraft builder’s strategy for developing full cycle bio fuel production using only renewable feedstock. Airbus is already implementing such projects in South America, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and China.