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Boeing and China to Build 'Gutter Oil' Planes Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Fri, Oct 24, 2014, 02:07 AM

BEIJING: Boeing and a Chinese aviation corporation intend to collaborate on airplanes fueled by 'gutter oil.'

According to MarketWatch, "Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) today opened a demonstration facility that will turn waste cooking oil, commonly referred to as "gutter oil" in China, into sustainable aviation biofuel. The two companies estimate that 500 million gallons (1.8 billion liters) of biofuel could be made annually in China from used cooking oil."

Ian Thomas, President of Boeing China, is quoted as saying that, "Strong and continuing teamwork between Boeing and COMAC is helping our industry make progress on environmental challenges that no single company or country can solve alone."

As reported by MarketWatch, "Boeing and COMAC are sponsoring the facility, which is called the China-U.S. Aviation Biofuel Pilot Project. It will use a technology developed by Hangzhou Energy & Engineering Technology Co., Ltd. (HEET) to clean contaminants from waste oils and convert it into jet fuel at a rate of 160 gallons (650 liters) per day. The project's goal is to assess the technical feasibility and cost of producing higher volumes of biofuel."

Boeing plans to build over 6,000 gutter oil airplanes by 2033.

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