Aviation industry, research institutions collaborate to make jet fuel from forest residues
December 2, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Boeing (NYSE: BA), the University of British Columbia (UBC) and SkyNRG, with support from Canada's aviation industry and other stakeholders, are collaborating to turn leftover branches, sawdust and other forest-industry waste into sustainable aviation biofuel.
November 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The Boeing Company has announced a $500,000 donation to the International African American Museum during the 2015 Equal Opportunity Day Dinner hosted by the Columbia Urban League.
Research focuses on the use of recyclled carbon fiber composite materials
November 6, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Boeing (NYSE: BA), Washington State University, and the Washington Stormwater Center announced today that they will collaborate to research and develop stronger permeable pavement through the use of recycled carbon fiber composite material.
How one team seeks ways to cut waste, conserve resources
Matt Mercer and his team don’t let their successes in reducing waste and conserving resources stop them from always looking ahead at what they can do better.
“It’s a mindset of continuous improvement. When we put our recycling program in place, we thought, ‘Why stop there? Let’s see how we can eliminate all of the waste we send to landfills’,” said Mercer, environment and safety leader at Boeing’s Oklahoma City facility.
R&D – and patience – lead to environmentally responsible new materials for aircraft.
Finding solutions to some of the tough environmental issues facing the aerospace industry isn’t easy or fast. But Jill Seebergh and a team of engineers and scientists in Boeing’s Chemical Technology Group aren’t daunted by the long lead times in research and development.
Commercial Airplanes Environmental Performance develop strategies to improve the efficiency and reduce the fuel consumption and community noise of Boeing aircraft.
When the pilot of a Boeing aircraft changes course to avoid bad weather or an airport approach to save fuel, the airplane may be following a flight strategy designed by engineer Bill Peterson and his team in Commercial Airplanes Environmental Performance.
“Our focus is on operational efficiency. When an aircraft enters into service with a Boeing customer, we want to make sure it operates at peak efficiency on every flight, from takeoff to landing,” Peterson said.
The Duwamish River is probably the hardest-working river in Washington. It has long supported industry, with Boeing building thousands of World War II airplanes on its shores. It has been dredged, channelized and, yes, heavily polluted along the way — it became a Superfund site in 2001.