Airbus and TAROM Romanian Air Transport together with a consortium of key stakeholders have established one of Europe’s first project aiming to establish a sustainable bio-kerosene jet-fuel processing and production capability. The Romanian based project aims to provide a bio-fuel made from the Carmelina plant, as a renewable, sustainable substitute to fossil based jet fuel.
Paul Nash, Airbus Head of New Energies explains Airbus’ role with this project, the future of biofuels and what we can expect as travelers. He mentions a timeline of 2020 for a horizon for blends making any serious impact on airline fuel use. But he concurs that if the current fuel price spike remains this horizon might be pushed closer as airlines demand a solution.