Tag: aviation

California actively reviewing LFCS including LCA models and aviation biofuel

California actively reviewing LFCS including LCA models and aviation biofuel

March 22, 2017 |

In California, review of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard is well underway with a public meeting looking scheduled for April 4 looking at lifecycle assessment modeling for fuels and feedstocks including potential updates to CA-GREET and other model changes. Presentations from last month’s meeting on inclusion of aviation biofuel in the LFCS as well as […]

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NASA research proves aviation biofuels reduces GHG emissions by up to 70%

NASA research proves aviation biofuels reduces GHG emissions by up to 70%

March 15, 2017 |

In California, using biofuels to help power jet engines reduces particle emissions in their exhaust by as much as 50 to 70 percent, in a new study conclusion that bodes well for airline economics and Earth’s environment. The findings are the result of a cooperative international research program led by NASA and involving agencies from […]

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Bellona report looks at pros and cons of seaweed aviation biofuels

Bellona report looks at pros and cons of seaweed aviation biofuels

March 6, 2017 |

In Norway, Bellona published its new report on the potential and challenges of using seaweed biofuels in aviation. The report provides comprehensive recommendations for researchers, public authorities and consumers. By mapping existing knowledge and practice, sustainability and development of the technology, Bellona comes to the conclusion that the use of seaweed biofuel can unlock great […]

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Ground Delay: Where are the Sustainable Aviation Fuels?

Ground Delay: Where are the Sustainable Aviation Fuels?

February 20, 2017 |

When it comes to sustainable aviation fuels, the public is yelling impatiently for take-off, and the airlines are pleading impatiently for off-take. So, where are the gallons? There are two hold-ups, primarily, and they have nothing to do with the usual suspects in advanced technology – those are the unworkable technology and the unaffordable feedstock, and […]

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ICAO experts meeting looks at barriers to uptake of aviation biofuels

ICAO experts meeting looks at barriers to uptake of aviation biofuels

February 13, 2017 |

In Canada, the International Civil Aviation Organization is pushing aviation biofuels as one of four key strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from commercial aviation. Amyris’ technology as well as hydro-treated oils were highlighted at an experts meeting held in Montreal last week as biofuels and solutions like lighter aircraft and optimized flight paths were […]

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UK promises to support advanced biofuels and use in aviation and freight

UK promises to support advanced biofuels and use in aviation and freight

October 17, 2016 |

In the UK, in advance of the forthcoming emissions reduction plan, the Government response set out the Government’s commitment to its domestic climate change targets and provides background to our current policy approach in response to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC)’s eighth Progress report on Government’s mitigation activity published in June. The CCC called […]

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Aviation climate agreement reached at ICAO

Aviation climate agreement reached at ICAO

October 6, 2016 |

In Canada, the worldwide aviation industry has applauded a crucial climate agreement reached by governments meeting at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) today. The negotiations, to put in place the world’s first carbon offsetting scheme for any global sector, have had the backing of the aviation industry, which first proposed the measure in 2009. […]

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Aviation emissions offset scheme under negotiation

Aviation emissions offset scheme under negotiation

October 2, 2016 |

In Canada, negotiations to complete the first global agreement on capping a single sector’s climate impact are due to resume in Montreal on Tuesday as the world’s governments meet for the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) 39th Assembly. The Assembly, which takes place every three years, will focus heavily on finding agreement between governments to […]

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Australian researchers find eucalyptus-based fuel would save more emissions for aviation biofuel

Australian researchers find eucalyptus-based fuel would save more emissions for aviation biofuel

September 21, 2016 |

In Australia, researchers from the Australian National University said in a new study eucalyptus-based fuel would initially be more expensive than fossil fuels to make on a mass scale, but would produce significantly less net carbon emissions. “If we could plant 20 million hectares of eucalyptus species worldwide, which is currently the same amount that […]

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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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