Research

Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC)

The SBRC is a non-profit consortium, with Boeing, Etihad and UOP Honeywell as founding members. SBRC is focused on the joint research and advancement of sustainable aviation biofuels and a key part of its research activity has initiated a large-scale research program on alternative fuels derived from halophytic (saltwater tolerant) plants.

This program includes development of an Integrated Seawater Energy and Agriculture System (ISEAS) that combines biofuel feedstock cultivation with aquaculture production and mangrove silviculture. The program is highly relevant to Abu Dhabi, given its geographic location with easy access to seawater, a climate conducive to saline agriculture, and the significance it has within the Food - Water - Energy nexus.


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Director of SBRC
+971 2 810 9238