Abu Dhabi: Etihad Airways and the Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre, also known as Tadweer, are set to collaborate on a research project to explore how municipal waste can be converted into jet fuel. The project aims to use the final product as jet fuel on Etihad Airways’ flights.

Etihad and Tadweer signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at Etihad’s premises. The MoU mandates the two entities to undertake an initial feasibility study towards developing a flagship waste-to-fuel facility in Abu Dhabi. Following the initial study, Etihad Airways and Tadweer will explore the possibility of developing a long-term project with additional partners.

The project’s progress and other carbon offset opportunities will be coordinated through a joint work committee comprising Etihad Airways and Tadweer personnel.