In Nevada, Glenn Miller is leading the effort in a project at the University of Nevada, Reno to convert roadside gumweed into biofuel, which could help contribute to fuel supplies for the military. “The plant grindelia squarosa, known as curly top gumweed, has extractable hydrocarbons with the potential use as a biodiesel or biomaterials crop,” […]
In France, a joint report by the French Académie des Technologies and Académie de l’Air et de l’Espace says aviation biofuels are still a long way from being commercial with the main barriers continuing to be production at scale that is competitive with fossil-based A1 jet fuel. The report says vegetable oil-based hydrotreated esters and […]
In Belgium, a new report from Insight Energy says that in the absence of action, emissions from EU-28 aviation will grow from 151 Mt of CO2 to 405 Mt in 2050. This represents a 167% increase on 2005 levels. Results indicate that for a ‘Hitting the Target’ scenario, where emissions are reduced to 50% below […]
In Egypt, students at the Engineering Institute of Aviation and Technology in collaboration with the National Research Centre have successfully produced aviation biofuel meeting ASTM1655. The country has capacity to produce about 30 tons of the fuel per day and as such Egypt Air will fly its first biofuel flights next year. A test was […]
In Japan, the government wants to see aviation biofuel used during the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo and as such as launched its first public private panel to look at opportunities and challenges. Beyond just seeing commercial flights running on biofuel by the start of the Games, the country also has ambitions to produce its own […]
Great Scott! New molecules, new feedstocks, new technologies, and reaching scale — the best of the best. At ABLC 2015, the focus on innovation included a complete program on aviaiton — and numerous producers elsewhere on the program are producing aviation biofuels as a party of an overall strategy including multiple products. From the annual […]
In Japan, Initiatives for Next Generation Aviation Fuels has been launched with the aim to produce and supply aviation biofuels in time for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. Partners in the initiative include the University of Tokyo, Boeing Co., Japan Airlines Co., Nippon Cargo Airlines Co., All Nippon Airways Co., Narita International Airport Corp. and […]
Renewable jet fuel makes another remove forward — as a new study concludes that delay on implementing RFS2 could be the equivalent of building 5.5 new coal-fired power plants in terms of CO2. In New York, KLM tipped that it intends to fly on Amyris-Total renewable jet fuel, as soon as it receives favorable advice […]
In North Dakota, researchers at Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory in Mandan have just finished their first year in the field doing trials on oilseeds such as canola, rapeseed, camelina and mustard for aviation biofuels. Researchers are looking for feedstocks that don’t compete with food, are drought tolerant and can grow in wheat-producing areas.
In Indonesia, the transport and energy ministries have signed an agreement to begin planning the implementation of aviation biofuel supply to the country’s airport. The planning and implementation stage is set for 2014-16. Already the country has planned for 3% aviation biofuel use by 2020.