Qatar Airways are trying to develop a biofuel that will enable them to keep on flying and become carbon neutral.

The project will be a joint affair between Qatar Airways, Qatar Science & Technology Park, and Qatar Petroleum. The trio has established the Qatar Advanced Biofuel Platform which will focus on devoloping economically viable and sustainable biofuel production along with the aspects of market and strategic analysis.

Though the specific feedstocks they are going to use is not announced, algae are being investigated for future flying use. According to an aircraft manufacturer, aviation biofuels could be used commercially in a few years.

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