Boeing and South African Airways’ New Biofuel Creates Triple Bottom Line


As companies search for sustainable solutions, sometimes the advantages extend far beyond just the environmental benefits. Boeing and South African Airways' newest innovation provides a multi-layered solution – combining health, economic development and sustainability gains.

Boeing, South African Airways Look to First Harvest of Energy-Rich Tobacco to Make Sustainable Aviation Biofuel

Pioneering project supports South Africa’s rural economy, environment, public health
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MARBLE HALL, South Africa, Dec. 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Boeing [NYSE:BA] and South African Airways (SAA) announced today that South African farmers will soon harvest their first crop of energy-rich tobacco plants, an important step towards using the plants to make sustainable aviation biofuel.

Boeing Conducts World's First Flight with 'Green Diesel' as Aviation Biofuel

ecoDemonstrator 787 flies on sustainable fuel made from vegetable oil, waste animal fat

Testing supports industry efforts to approve widely available biofuel for aviation

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Testing supports industry efforts to approve widely available biofuel for aviation

Boeing ecoDemonstrator 787 Tests Innovations for More Efficient Air Travel

Testing digital technologies, remote sensors, icephobic wing coatings to reduce fuel use, emissions, noise
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SEATTLE, Nov. 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The Boeing [NYSE: BA] ecoDemonstrator 787 has begun flight testing more than 25 new technologies aimed at improving aviation's environmental performance through every phase of flight.

Boeing, COMAC Open Facility to Transform 'Gutter Oil' into Aviation Biofuel

Technology developed in China to convert waste cooking oil into jet fuel
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HANGZHOU, China, Oct. 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ - 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.

Boeing, Kenya Airways Partner with Non-Profits to Deliver Medical Resources for Children in Kenya

First humanitarian delivery flight from Boeing South Carolina
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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., October 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Kenya Airways have partnered with First Baptist Church in Baytown, Texas, to transport medical equipment to Kajiado, Kenya, on a newly delivered 787 Dreamliner from the company's North Charleston, S.C., facility.

Boeing: From Plants to Planes

Learn how Boeing is using natural materials to design airplane interiors
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Next time you fly, imagine that the interior of the airplane was made from plant-based materials, making much of the cabin sustainable. Boeing's improving the environmental performance of airplane interiors through novel use of flax.

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Top 7 CSR and Employee Volunteering Trends & Challenges

By Angela Parker

Corporate volunteering and giving programs promise inspiring global impacts, but the short-term can be wrought with challenges. One of those challenges is simply a sense that you’re out there on your own. The following list is not only intended to assure you that you’re in good company, it’s also meant to serve as an invitation to join a problem-solving session with like-minded companies in your area. Scroll to the end for more information.

SPF Americas Will Cover the Hottest Topics in EHS, Sustainability and Risk Technology

Conference Sessions will Highlight Mobility, Predictive Analytics and More

In less than two weeks 500+ attendees will gather in Chicago on September 25 & 26 to attend 50+ expert-led sessions. It will be the largest EH&S, Sustainability and Risk technology conference of the year and you can find out all about it on the SPF website.

Check out a few of the hottest sessions at SPF and then save your seat in the audience by registering today.

Boeing, Russell Athletic Give 787 Carbon Fiber New Life on Football Field

Russell Athletic shoulder pad system made with same high-performance carbon fiber as 787 Dreamliner
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August 28, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Russell Brands LLC announced that they are working together to incorporate excess carbon fiber from 787 Dreamliner production in Russell Athletic protective athletic gear.

The companies will expand an initial collaboration that puts 787 carbon fiber into Russell Athletic's new CarbonTek football shoulder pad system. Boeing and Russell Athletic see significant benefits in using aerospace-grade carbon fiber because the carbon filaments provide a high strength-to-weight ratio and greater durability.


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