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Fly the (environmentally) friendly skies: United to commence wide-scale aviation biofuels flights in 2014
Tweet Airline to buy 15 million gallons of drop-in, cost-competitive, sustainable aviation biofuel from AltAir — for flights departing LAX AltAir Fuels’ renewable jet fuel expected to achieve at least a 50 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions on a lifecycle basis In Illinois, United Airlines executed a definitive purchase agreement with AltAir Fuels, and [...]
Tweet In Indonesia, the Yogyakarta Forestry and Horticulture Agency, in partnership with Waterland Asia Investments Pte. Ltd, has planted camelina shrubs in the hopes of creating an income and energy generation project for local farmers. In an effort to diversify away from food crops, and increase farmer incomes, the agency has donated 300 hectares with [...]
Tweet REduce, REuse, REcycle. REnewable energy sometimes means REthinking, REfocusing. Great ideas abound for new feedstocks, and novel infrastructure. We admire so many of them. Jatropha, carinata, switchgrass, sweet sorghum, blender pumps, systems-at-sea. And so much more. But what about technologies that bolt-on a different processing unit, but keeps everything else the same. Or uses [...]
Tweet Crop yield and oil content increases of up to 50% and 34% seen from ZeaKal’s HME technology. Though in early days — what’s going on? Last week, ZeaKal announced that it had raised $3.8 million in its Series A financing. A successful Series A is always a good indication that, while it is early [...]
Tweet Signature camelina developer acquired by GCEH in non-cash transaction, as 2011′s wonder feedstock takes a step forward. In California, Global Clean Energy Holdings announced that it has acquired Sustainable Oils, a leader in Camelina genetics and production. The acquisition includes 100% ownership interest of Sustainable Oils and the ownership of the key intellectual property [...]
Tweet In California, NASA is launching a DC-8 laboratory to conduct biofuels tests on emissions, engine performance, and contrails on flights as high as 40,000 feet. The project, conducted at the Dryden facility, will use a 50/50 blend of JP8 derived from camelina. The flights began last week and will continue for three weeks into [...]
Tweet New renewable feedstock OKs. Good news, bad, neutral? The Digest looks in depth at the latest from EPA. In Washington, the US Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule qualifying biofuels produced from camelina oil as biomass-based diesel or advanced biofuel, as well as biofuels from energy cane which qualify as cellulosic biofuel. This [...]
Tweet In Washington, the EPA has released its final rule on camelina as a feedstock for advanced biofuel generation. This final rule describes EPA’s evaluation of biofuels produced from camelina oil and energy cane, as well as renewable gasoline and renewable gasoline blendstock made from certain qualifying feedstocks.
Tweet Could a switch to biofuels make super-dense JP-10 military aviation fuels affordable? Could F18A Super Hornets add payload or extend range? Currently reserved for tactical missiles because of cost, biofuels could provide a path to affordable JP-10 superfuels, if new research pans out. There has been an awful lot of blow-back in the past year [...]
Tweet It is becoming increasingly evident that, in the near-term, acute demand for aviation biofuel is going, one way or another, to result in heavy demand for jatropha and jatropha oil-based fuels. New deals for SGB in Brazil are confirming the trend. There, at the head of the pack, well down the track from everyone [...]