The Midwest holds great promise in becoming a leader in the development of advanced aviation biofuels. The region has significant natural resources, a vibrant investment community, excellent research centers, productive agricultural centers, and policymakers that have long made advanced biofuels a priority.
In addition, the Midwest has a large aviation presence, with transportation of more than 234 million passengers and consumption of nearly three billion gallons of jet fuel per year. The region is also home to aviation and biofuel leaders including Boeing, Chicago Department of Aviation, Clean Energy Trust, Honeywell’s UOP and United Airlines. These factors combined highlight the region’s wide array of unique and valuable assets, and the requirements that are needed to support the development of a robust Midwest biofuels industry.