Tag: aviation

Aviation execs push support of global carbon scheme for air transport

Aviation execs push support of global carbon scheme for air transport

May 15, 2016 |

In Canada, a High Level Meeting being convened by the International Civil Aviation Organization sector encouraged governments to progress their deliberations on a global carbon offsetting scheme for air transport. The ICAO discussions have been gathering pace since the UN specialised aviation agency agreed to the development of an economic mechanism at its Assembly in […]

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Australian researchers find freshwater algae good for aviation biofuel

Australian researchers find freshwater algae good for aviation biofuel

April 28, 2016 |

In Australia, a native freshwater algae grown in northern Australia can be used to create a high-quality, renewable jet fuel, an international research team has found. The multi-disciplinary team including researchers from James Cook University, University of Sydney and Israel’s Ben Gurion University has developed a proof-of-concept process to create high quality renewable biofuel from the […]

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WestJet takes lead on developing sustainable aviation biofuel in Western Canada

WestJet takes lead on developing sustainable aviation biofuel in Western Canada

April 25, 2016 |

In Canada, WestJet announced it has teamed up with Alberta-based, Clean Energy Technology Centre (CETC) to accelerate the development of sustainable aviation biofuel in Western Canada. The location and proximity of Drayton Valley can help solve many of the challenges that face the development of the biofuel – namely finding an efficient and economical way of […]

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Gevo announces 2015 Q4 results, to restart isobutanol production at Luverne facility

Gevo announces 2015 Q4 results, to restart isobutanol production at Luverne facility

April 4, 2016 |

In Colorado, Gevo announced its FY 2015 Q4 results with revenue of $7.3 million for the quarter. The company also announced it would resume isobutanol production at its Luverne, Minnesota plant, which it paused in 2015 in order to perform $5 million in upgrades to the facility. The plant maintains a target of up to […]

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KLM launches 80-flight series between Oslo and Amsterdam using aviation biofuels

KLM launches 80-flight series between Oslo and Amsterdam using aviation biofuels

March 31, 2016 |

In the Netherlands, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines launched a series of around 80 biofuel flights from Oslo to Amsterdam operated with an EMBRAER 190. The remaining flights will be operated over the forthcoming period of five to six weeks, marking yet another step in the right direction towards making aviation more sustainable. What’s more, Embraer […]

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Fly the Eco-Friendly Skies: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to United Airlines

Fly the Eco-Friendly Skies: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to United Airlines

March 16, 2016 |

In California, United Airlines made history by becoming the first U.S. airline to begin use of commercial-scale volumes of sustainable aviation biofuel for regularly scheduled flights with the departure of United Flight 708 from Los Angeles International Airport. United has agreed to purchase up to 15 million gallons of sustainable biofuel from AltAir Paramount over a three-year […]

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University of Nevada researchers look to gumweed as military aviation biofuel feedstock

University of Nevada researchers look to gumweed as military aviation biofuel feedstock

November 17, 2015 |

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,” […]

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French study says commercial aviation biofuel still a ways off

French study says commercial aviation biofuel still a ways off

October 14, 2015 |

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 […]

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Insight Energy says 85 Mtoe of aviation biofuels needed by 2050 to hit EU GHG targets

Insight Energy says 85 Mtoe of aviation biofuels needed by 2050 to hit EU GHG targets

August 12, 2015 |

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 […]

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Egypt looking to fly on aviation biofuel next year

Egypt looking to fly on aviation biofuel next year

July 16, 2015 |

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 […]

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