Solaris, a hybrid, nicotine-free tobacco plant with oil-rich seeds
Boeing plans to harness South African farmers' knowledge of tobacco growing to produce sustainable biofuel
As part of the aviation industry’s efforts to use biofuels to drive down its carbon footprint, Boeing has announced a collaboration with South African Airways and SkyNRG to produce aviation fuel from a new, virtually nicotine-free tobacco plant. Test farms are already up and running, with Boeing hoping to use local tobacco growing lands and expertise to produce sustainable biofuel without impacting food-bearing crops or encouraging smoking.
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