The aviation is responsible for 2% of global CO2 emissions in 2010 and it is expected to increase to 3.5% until 2030. The reason for the raise of contamination from aviation is due to growing middle class, the expansion of global transport and many other factors, such as bio ethanol and bio diesel which are preferred alternatives of fossil fuels in car industry. This requires world leaders such as Boeing and Airbus to pay greater attention to innovation in chemical and biofuel industry.
In December 2014, Boeing managed first flight by using mixed fuel, which contains 15% of green diesel and 85 % of normal aviation fuel. The so called new biofuel “green diesel” is similar to biodiesel, because it is produced by vegetable oils, animal fats and processed cooking fats, but it is produced with different technology and with different chemical contain. The green diesel is very appropriate for aviation fuel mixtures, because its molecules do not contain oxygen, which makes it extremely stable.
As an addition to increasing of effective flights and the use of fuel, implementing biofuels is only a small part of Boeing’s ternary strategy for stable development.
“Biofuels are not yet familiar enough as a fuel for the Bulgarian aviation industry", said Dimitar Hadjivalchev, sales director of Essentica. „Our upcoming developments in this direction will help reducing emissions from local airlines and reducing the cost of flights”.