ASTM blesses aviation biofuel spec, clears runways for new fuels

July 4, 2011 |

In Washington, ASTM formally approved the Bio-SPK aviation biofuels specification, which will allow up to 50 percent blends of hydroprocessed renewable jet fuel made from feedstocks such as camelina, jatropha and microalgae.

“We’re extremely pleased to see the approval of the first group of biofuels for aviation,” Billy Glover, Boeing’s vice president of environment and aviation policy, told Bloomberg, “The ASTM Emerging Fuels Taskforce, co-led by Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration, worked for years to enable aviation to diversify its fuel sources and reduce our environmental footprint.”

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