Aerospace giant Boeing has announced it will join a biofuel research alliance in Mexico.
The firm will work with company Aeromexico and 17 other institutions in a programme to boost research and development of biofuel in the country.
The research will be focused on biomass sourcing, fuel production, sustainability and lifecycle assessment and aviation biofuel market development.
The four-year project is funded by the Mexican Government.
It aims to support Mexico’s aviation sector as well as its environmental and socio-economic goals, the company added.
Marc Allen, President of Boeing International said: “To support customers and the aviation industry’s long term growth, Boeing is proud to partner with Aeromexico and many key stakeholders to move Mexico’s sustainable aviation biofuel industry forward.
“Sustainable jet fuel will play a critical role in reducing aviation’s carbon emissions and will bring a new and innovative industry to Mexico.”
Boeing has also started biofuel projects in the US, Australia, Brazil, China, Europe, Middle East, South Africa and Southeast Asia.