In Mexico, the first Mexican aviation biofuels test flight was successfully completed by Interjet, CFM International, Honeywell’s UOP and Airbus. The test flight was from the Mexico City international airport to Aeropuerto Internacional Ángel Albino Corzo, de Tuxtla Gutiérrez, in Chiapas state.
The test flight, in an Interjet Airbus A320, used a mix of 73 percent convetional aviaion fuels, and 27 percent Bio-SPK fuel. Global Energías Renovables, as well as two other Mexican Jatropha producers, provided the seeds to Honeywell’s UOP for processing into bio-jet fuel. Global Energías Renovables operates the largest Jatropha farm in the Americas.
La Cronica covered the event in depth, here, in Spanish.
Reportage from Biofuels International in English is here:
- Tinker, tailor, sailor, fly: aviation biofuels advance, attract opponents over costs
- Mexico-to-Madrid on jatropha fuel: a biofuels first
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- Honeywell breaks ground on $25M integrated biorefinery in Hawaii
- Rentech taps Honeywell's UOP as partner for Rialto project
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- "This analysis is flawed — Cost-Effectiveness of #Biofuels and Their Ability to Cut Fossil Fuel Use Questioned."
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- Honeywell to attempt first transatlantic biofuels flight
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- Masdar develops jet fuel farm project in Abu Dhabi with support of Boeing, government
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- UOP renovating Eni oil refinery in Venice to Green Diesel
- LanzaTech (Hot 50: #41) nabs UOP's Holmgren as CEO
- Vilsack meets with Boeing, Honeywell to review, promote aviation biofuels