Jet fuel crop plan in Abu Dhabi ready for take-off

By Caline Malek, The National:

An agricultural project aimed at producing sustainable jet fuel from plants is a step closer to taking off.

Scientists at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology hope to acquire 200 hectares of land they need to set up a demonstration farm in Abu Dhabi.

“Once we get it, we can start producing aviation biofuels,” said Dr Jonathan Jed Brown, the director of the Integrated Seawater Energy and Agriculture System Project at Masdar.

The institute, in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Urban Council and the Western Region Municipality, is evaluating several land options, with a decision due to be made before the end of the year… Read more

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