Boeing and South African Airways are joining forces with Netherlands-based SkyNRG to make sustainable aviation biofuel from a new type of energy-rich tobacco plant. SkyNRG is expanding production of the hybrid plant, known as Solaris, as an energy crop that farmers could grow instead of traditional tobacco. Test farming of the plants, which are effectively nicotine-free, is underway in South Africa with biofuel production expected in the next few years. Boeing said the initiative broadens ...

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