In 2008, FAPESP announced a broad research program in bioenergy (BIOEN), through which the foundation supports more than 300 biomass and biofuels production scientists from Brazil and 11 other countries, as well as students and post-doctoral researchers.
Since 2008, flight tests conducted by airlines and military operators show that biofuels perform as well as or better than kerosene-based jet fuel.
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's leading exporters. A global company founded in 1969, Embraer designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft and systems for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense and security segments. It also provides after-sales support and services to customers worldwide. On
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, Embraer had a workforce of 17,204 employees – not counting the employees of its partially owned subsidiaries – and its firm order backlog totaled
About the Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)
Sao Paulo Research Foundation – FAPESP – is an independent public foundation with the mission to foster research and the scientific and technological development of the
State of Sao Paulo
. This is achieved through the support of research projects carried out in higher education and research institutions, in all fields of knowledge. For more information, please visit
, Boeing Communications, +1 714-316-4267,
, Boeing Communications, +1 425-373-2921,
Flavia Seckles, Embraer, +1 55 12 8111-0600,
, FAPESP, +1 55 11 3838-4381,