Flying Toward a Cleaner Future

On Earth Day, Boeing celebrates the work its people do every day to build a better planet
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Boeing is taking action to build a sustainable future. This is good for our business, customers, employees and communities around the world.

Aerospace is an essential part of modern life. It helps drive economic growth and prosperity, and it brings the people of the world closer together. Because of the tremendous benefits aerospace provides, our industry continues to grow, and our company with it.

Boeing Deepens its Roots in Washington – One Tree at a Time

Boeing joins with environmental groups and King County to plant a million trees by end of 2020

Mother Nature demonstrated her approval by holding back the rain clouds as elementary school students joined lawmakers and community leaders to start a multi-year partnership to plant one million trees in King County by 2020.  Together, they planted a slender Douglas Fir in White Center Heights Park to kick off a campaign aimed at simultaneously improving the environment and neighborhoods across King County, Wash.

Boeing's Environmental Achievements Highlighted in New Business Roundtable Report


Boeing is featured in a new report released this week by Business Roundtable that details our achievements in creating a more sustainable world and a better quality of life for all Americans.

"Super Plants" Could Lead to Biofuel Breakthrough

Sand, seawater and science cultivating bio-energy research in the desert
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Boeing and its partners in the project - Etihad Airways, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology and UAE jet fuel company Takreer - launched a new research facility in Masdar City, near Abu Dhabi International Airport to cultivate plants that will eventually produce renewable jet fuel.

The facility, which is the size of four football fields, uses two abundant resources in the Gulf region to test an unusual model of environmental sustainability, according to Dr. Alejandro Rios, Director of the Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC) at Masdar Institute.

Boeing Recognized by EPA for Conservation Efforts

Sixth consecutive year Boeing has been recognized by ENERGY STAR.
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CHICAGO, March 28, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Boeing [NYSE: BA] will be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for the company’s continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. Boeing will receive the award April 13 in Washington, D.C. This is the sixth consecutive year Boeing has been recognized by ENERGY STAR.

Believin' on a Jet Plane, to Test Cleaner Technologies

ecoDemonstrator program checks out innovative ideas

Developing new technology that will make Boeing aircraft cleaner, quieter and more efficient requires the kind of innovative thinking supported by programs like the ecoDemonstrator and engineer Jennifer Holder.

“The ecoDemonstrator helps make innovative ideas a reality by creating a unique environment where new technology can be tested and validated,” said Holder, ecoDemonstrator test platform manager. “We enable the innovation itself.”

Boeing Delivers Reversible Fuel Cell-based Energy Storage System to U.S. Navy

Cyber secure system stores energy as compressed hydrogen, generates clean power
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March 11, 2016 /3BL Media/ - After 16 months of development, Boeing [NYSE: BA] has delivered a fuel cell energy storage system to the U.S. Navy for testing. The cell is being tested to determine its ability to support the energy needs of military and commercial customers.

The system is the first of its kind using a technology called a “reversible solid oxide fuel cell” to store energy from renewable resources (including wind and solar), producing clean, zero-emissions electricity.

Boeing, Aeromexico, Mexican Government Collaborate on Sustainable Aviation Biofuel Research and Development

Initiative supports Mexico's aviation sector, environmental and socio-economic goals
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March 9, 2016/ 3BL Media/ - Boeing [NYSE:BA], Aeromexico and Mexico's Airports and Auxiliary Services (ASA) will collaborate with a biojet program supported by Mexico's Sector Fund for Energy Sustainability (SENER-CONACYT) to advance research and development of sustainable aviation biofuel in Mexico.

Boeing Supports ICAO Aircraft CO2 Emissions Standard

Real progress to reduce aviation CO2 emissions
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February 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ - "Boeing commends the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) for reaching agreement on the first global standard for aircraft carbon-dioxide emissions. This standard represents more than six years of work by a group of international experts from ICAO member states, industry and non-governmental organizations.

Boeing's Composite Byproducts May Have a Role in Cleaning Stormwater

High-tech aircraft material has down-to-earth environmental benefits
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The same light-weight carbon fiber that is boosting the efficiency of Boeing aircraft may also help clean the groundwater back on earth.

Boeing, Washington State University (WSU) and the Washington Stormwater Center are collaborating to research the use of recycled carbon fiber composites to strengthen permeable pavement, a porous paving material that can mitigate pollution from stormwater runoff.


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