The emirate of Abu Dhabi is exploring the possibility of converting municipal waste into jet fuel. Etihad Airways and Tadweer – Centre of Waste Management Abu Dhabi announced their cooperation on a research project, to discover ways to convert waste into jet fuel. According to EA, the jet fuel produced by Tadweer, will be used in the airlines’ airplanes.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed at the airline’s headquarters, where it was agreed to launch an initial feasibility study for the development of a waste-to-fuel facility, in Abu Dhabi.
“Waste-to-biofuel is a cutting-edge technology – one that Etihad Airways believes will have a profoundly positive impact on the aviation industry, while also providing waste management solutions and a cleaner environment. The adoption and upscaling of sustainable energy supplies is a crucial step towards reducing Etihad Airways’ dependency on fossil fuels, allowing the airline to grow sustainably and offset carbon emissions,” said Mohammad Al Bulooki, Chief Operating Officer, Etihad Aviation Group.
“This landmark agreement signed with Tadweer today reflects Etihad Airways’ mutual commitment to sustainability, and the airline hopes that it can bring about lasting change to the sustainable energy landscape in the UAE,” he said.