Tag: aviation biofuel

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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UK company wins grant to develop aviation biofuel from waste

UK company wins grant to develop aviation biofuel from waste

November 15, 2018 |

In the UK, Renovare Fuels has been awarded support by Innovate UK for aviation fuel testing through the Sustainable Aviation for Clean Growth program. The company has developed a technology that converts waste into a biofuel that could replace traditional fossil fuels. Fuel standards outlined by the British Ministry of Defense state that turbine-engine airplanes […]

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Norway first country in the world to impose biofuel requirements on airlines

Norway first country in the world to impose biofuel requirements on airlines

October 6, 2018 |

In Norway, the Ministry of Climate and Environment said that any airline operating in Norway will now be required to use more environmentally friendly jet fuel mixed with biofuel. The measure, which requires a 0.5% advanced biofuel mix into jet fuel starting in 2020, is part of Norway’s goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions. “The […]

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RSB helping with aviation fuel roadmap for Ethiopia

RSB helping with aviation fuel roadmap for Ethiopia

October 6, 2018 |

In Switzerland, the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials is helping develop an aviation fuel roadmap for Ethiopia. RSB’s Executive Director Rolf Hogan attended a series of meetings in Addis Ababa to take forward the initiative that was launched at the Aviation Biofuel Summit in March 2018. Shortly after the Summit, Ethiopia transitioned to a new Prime […]

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India developing policy to promote aviation biofuel after first commercial flight

India developing policy to promote aviation biofuel after first commercial flight

August 27, 2018 |

In India, Bloomberg reports that following the country’s first aviation biofuel-powered flight on Monday, the transportation minister announced a policy promoting the use of biofuels in commercial airplanes is under development. Rising fuel costs are hitting domestic airlines hard and some believe that aviation biofuel could be 30% cheaper than imported aviation fuels, but much […]

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Neste still confident about aviation biofuel despite Swiss setback

Neste still confident about aviation biofuel despite Swiss setback

August 23, 2018 |

In Switzerland, Reuters reports that earlier this week Swiss authorities called off an aviation biofuel pilot project under development with Neste that would have supplied 1% of aviation fuel demand at Geneva Airport. Though the company is disappointed the project has fallen through, it is continuing to develop a similar project at Dallas airport while […]

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