Ethiopia to host RSB's first African aviation biofuel conference
Feb 2018 - Sustainability certification body the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) is to hold its first African Aviation Biofuel Summit in Addis Ababa on March 20. Sponsored by Boeing, the event aims to bring together local, regional and international leaders from the aviation industry and government who are driving the development of sustainable aviation biofuels in the region. As well as sharing global experience and best practice, it will look at feedstock opportunities and biofuel production potential in Africa, particularly in Ethiopia. The RSB and WWF South Africa are expected to provide insight and expertise on sustainability and feedstocks. Other speakers will include representatives from IATA, Boeing, SkyNRG, LanzaTech, Ethiopian Airlines and national agencies. RSB is already cooperating with Boeing and South African Airways on an aviation biofuels project in South Africa.