Monday, January 27, 2014

[biofuelwatch] Boeing claims halophyte biofuel breakthrough





Boeing is claiming a major biofuel breakthrough, using halophytes, plants that grow in saltwater.
Being is working on the programme in partnership with Masdar (in Abu Dhabi), Etihad & Honeywell UOP.
A 2 hectare plot to trial growing of halophytes is being built, with the possibility of a 500 hectare plot in 1-3 years.
The Boeing representative says algae will not be cost competitive until the mid 2020s at the earliest, and cellulosic biofuels have the same problems as 1st generation biofuels, requiring vast amounts of agricultural land and fresh water.

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