Tag: aviations

WSU-Tri Cities researchers get grant to develop aviation biofuels catalyst

WSU-Tri Cities researchers get grant to develop aviation biofuels catalyst

June 28, 2018 |

In Washington state, efforts to create an environmentally friendly catalyst that will lower the cost and increase the efficiency in producing bio-based jet fuels has netted Washington State University researchers a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Researchers aim to develop a catalyst from forestry and agricultural […]

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Gulfsteam’s aviation biofuels ambitions frustrated by lack of supply

Gulfsteam’s aviation biofuels ambitions frustrated by lack of supply

June 7, 2018 |

In Georgia, Gulfstream says it flies from its home airport in Savannah on 30% aviation biofuels—about 500,000 hours so far and the first transatlantic flight with a business jet flying on 50% aviation biofuel—but that’s only possible because it buys the fuel from AltAir in California and has the fuel trucked over. The company would […]

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Group of 96 NGOs write to ICAO condemning biofuels for aviation plans

Group of 96 NGOs write to ICAO condemning biofuels for aviation plans

October 10, 2017 |

In Belgium, environmental and development organizations from five continents have written to the UN’s aviation agency (ICAO) condemning a proposal for large-scale use of biofuels in planes. The letter signed by 96 groups states that using biofuels on a vast scale will inevitably lead to further palm oil expansion, which will cause more deforestation, increasing […]

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