Tag: aviation biofuel

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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India not looking to introduce aviation biofuel despite successful test flights

India not looking to introduce aviation biofuel despite successful test flights

January 3, 2019 |

In India, the New Indian Express newspaper reports that despite a successful commercial passenger flight using aviation biofuel four months ago, the government does not yet have plans to introduce aviation biofuel as a regular part of the energy mix. The Spicejet flight in August used 450 liters of biofuel when one of two engines […]

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Spain looking at 2% aviation biofuel mandate by 2025

Spain looking at 2% aviation biofuel mandate by 2025

January 2, 2019 |

In Spain, El Mundo reports that the government intends to include a 2% biofuel blending mandate for aviation in its new climate change law that is under development, with the mandate coming into force in 2025. The proposal is a result of work done at ICAO’s Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection where France is also […]

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