China's large-scale production of aviation fuel derived from used cooking oil will be utilized in flights soon, with the first batch of it produced by China Petrochemical Corp to be supplied to Airbus' Tianjin plant this month.
The first batch of large-scale production of aviation fuel derived from used cooking oil has recently obtained an airworthiness certificate in China, said China Petrochemical Corp (Sinopec), the world's largest refiner.
The aviation fuel is produced by Zhejiang-based Sinopec Zhenhai Refining & Chemical Co, a subsidiary of Sinopec, which has the capacity to produce 100,000 metric tons of aviation biofuel from secondhand cooking oil each year, it said.
To get an airworthiness certificate means the sustainable aviation fuel that Zhenhai Refining produced from used cooking oil can be sold to the entire civil aviation market nationwide, said Mo Dingge, CEO of Zhenhai Refining.
Biojet fuel, which cuts emissions of carbon dioxide by more than half over the whole life cycle, has gained momentum against the backdrop of carbon peak and carbon neutrality goals in the country in recent years.
Analysts said airlines, airports and governments are all taking action to boost adoption of sustainable aviation fuel, one of a few available technologies capable of cutting emissions from the aviation sector.
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