Boeing, Unicamp to explore SAF in Brazil
Boeing announced its plan for funding to extend their sustainability partnership with State University of Campinas (Unicamp) to develop the third phase of the SAFMaps database to understand the feasibility of the most promising inputs for Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) production in Brazil.
“Supported by Boeing, the development of SAFMaps as an innovative web platform lead by Unicamp is focused on helping accelerate SAF production in Brazil. The project, led by the university, currently includes 13 Brazilian states with the greatest potential for biomass production,” said Arnaldo Walter, the Mechanical Engineering professor who leads the project at Unicamp.
“It also integrates essential information about potential raw materials, aligning with international regulations aimed at reducing greenhouse-gas emissions with the goal of achieving even more sustainable aviation.”
In addition, Boeing also announced today the opening of its Engineering and Technology Center in Brazil, one of 15 Boeing engineering sites around the world that develop advanced technology to drive aerospace innovation. The center will be based in São José dos Campos (SP).
SAFMaps is a portal with information about Brazil’s most promising feedstocks for Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) production. The portal is the main result of two projects which aimed to support the assessment of specific SAF supply chains in Brazil.