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RSB publishes pre-feasibility study on Brassica carinata for biofuels in Ethiopia


RSB is proud to publish a pre-feasibility study for the production and processing of the Brassica carinata crop for biofuels in Ethiopia.

The rising demand for greenhouse gas reduction emissions and the goal for establishing a low-carbon economy has led countries towards the exploration of many possible solutions. One of the main pathways is the utilisation of low-carbon sustainable biomass feedstock. Biofuels play a key role in the mitigation of CO₂ emissions, and the increased use of renewable fuels in transport will pave the way towards a low-carbon economy.

The Ethiopian SAF Roadmap has identified Brassica carinata (or Ethiopian Mustard), an oil crop from Ethiopia, as a promising potential biomass feedstock to produce biofuels – especially sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). This pre-feasibility study, therefore, aims to give a clearer understanding on this potential by providing up-to-date and detailed information on the crop’s potential to produce SAF in Ethiopia.

We would like to acknowledge the work of Exergia SA team in supporting the development of this pre-feasibility study, and the Steering Committee that RSB convened within Ethiopia for their dedication and insights. This study has been published as part of the Fuelling the Sustainable Bioeconomy project, powered by The Boeing Company, and RSB is grateful to The Boeing Company for its support in unlocking the potential of SAF to be a force for positive social and environmental impact in economies around the world.

Click here to read the pre-feasibility report.


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