Tag: aviation biofuel

Malaysian minister calls for palm oil R&D including for aviation biofuel

Malaysian minister calls for palm oil R&D including for aviation biofuel

September 4, 2019 |

In Malaysia, the Malay Mail newspaper reports that the country’s primary industries minister said she hopes that more R&D budget will be allocated towards finding alternative uses for palm oil, specifically referring to aviation biofuel as well as household products. She also highlighted increased focus on the national palm oil sustainability scheme which she said […]

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Velocys scores nearly £10 million in investment for aviation biofuel

Velocys scores nearly £10 million in investment for aviation biofuel

July 17, 2019 |

In the UK, Velocys announced that it has raised £7 million in a private placing, selling shares at 3 pence each, complementing commitments received by the company from the Altalto Immingham waste-to-sustainable-fuels project’s strategic partners, British Airways and Shell, of £2.8 million in total. Net proceeds of the Placing will be used predominantly: (i) to […]

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United Airlines’ Flight for the Planet used sustainable aviation biofuel along with zero cabin waste and other measures

United Airlines’ Flight for the Planet used sustainable aviation biofuel along with zero cabin waste and other measures

June 5, 2019 |

In Illinois, United Airlines made history Wednesday – World Environment Day – with the departure of the Flight for the Planet, the most eco-friendly commercial flight of its kind in the history of aviation. On the Flight for the Planet, United became the first known airline to demonstrate all of the following key actions on a […]

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SkyNRG chooses Haldor Topsoe’s technology for planned aviation biofuel plant

SkyNRG chooses Haldor Topsoe’s technology for planned aviation biofuel plant

May 27, 2019 |

In the Netherlands, SkyNRG has chosen Haldor Topsoe’s world-leading technology for production of renewable diesel and jet fuel for their planned facility at Delfzijl, the Netherlands. SAF will be supplied directly to aircraft at the nearby airport. As a strategic partner, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has committed to buy 75,000 tons of SAF per year for a ten-year […]

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ATAG says planned aviation biofuel production half way to commercial tipping point

ATAG says planned aviation biofuel production half way to commercial tipping point

May 14, 2019 |

In Switzerland, AirlineRatings.com reports that the Air Transportation Action Group says that aviation biofuel production capacity equaling about 1% of aviation fuel supply should be online by 2025, half way to what is considered the commercial tipping point of 7 billion liters annually. So far, about 180,000 flights have been flown on an aviation biofuel […]

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Qantas working with government to develop aviation biofuel production asap

Qantas working with government to develop aviation biofuel production asap

May 8, 2019 |

In Australia, the Daily Mail reports that Qantas’ head of sustainability says the next federal government needs to take subsidies for aviation biofuels seriously if the country is going to compete with California as the main supplier in the Pacific. He said the company has discussed building an aviation biofuel facility with the current government […]

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UK’s net-zero carbon proposal for 2050 sees big role for BECCS and aviation biofuel

UK’s net-zero carbon proposal for 2050 sees big role for BECCS and aviation biofuel

May 2, 2019 |

In the UK, the UK Committee on Climate Change’s new report seeking to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 sees CCS tied in with bioenergy production as key, as well as 21TWh of biofuels for aviation, roughly between 5% and 10% of 2017 aviation fuel consumption. That switch to aviation biofuels is estimated to displace […]

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Chinese researchers develop energy-dense aviation biofuel from cellulosic feedstock

Chinese researchers develop energy-dense aviation biofuel from cellulosic feedstock

March 21, 2019 |

In China, researchers at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics have developed an energy-dense drop-in aviation biofuel using cellulosic feedstocks that they say will allow planes to fly further than using conventional aviation fuel, while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions during takeoff and landing. With 10% more energy density than conventional aviation fuel, the researchers […]

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India looking to ramp up aviation biofuel production to support air force

India looking to ramp up aviation biofuel production to support air force

February 21, 2019 |

In India, the Hindu newspaper reports that the government is trying to set up 1,000 liter per day aviation biofuel plants in five states across the country in part to help fuel a two-year testing program by the air force that will trial the fuel in all of its aircraft types such as helicopters, transport […]

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Japan Airlines to use aviation biofuel on select flights from San Francisco to Tokyo

Japan Airlines to use aviation biofuel on select flights from San Francisco to Tokyo

January 7, 2019 |

In Japan, Japan Airlines (JAL) will take another step forward in its commitment to invest and realize the operation of an aircraft utilizing Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). By the end of January, JAL plans to operate select flights from San Francisco to Tokyo (Haneda) with SAF supplied by Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. In the past […]

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