Tag: biojet fuel

RSB publishes report on the future of alternative aviation fuels

RSB publishes report on the future of alternative aviation fuels

October 28, 2018 |

In Switzerland, the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials published “Alternative Aviation Fuels: A Sustainable Future is Taking Off,” which sums up the aviation industry’s commitment to major action in the global fight against climate change, including carbon neutral growth from 2020 and a 50% reduction in emissions by 2050 compared to 2005 levels. The report said […]

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Agrisoma, United Airlines and World Energy complete longest transatlantic biojet flight

Agrisoma, United Airlines and World Energy complete longest transatlantic biojet flight

September 16, 2018 |

Carinata is proving that it is a feedstock to be reckoned with, a compelling catalyst for change, with the latest news that Agrisoma, United Airlines and World Energy came together for the longest rransatlantic biojet flight yet. Lots of biofuel flights have been happening over the last few years, so why is this one different? […]

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India’s first biofuel flight takes wings

India’s first biofuel flight takes wings

August 26, 2018 |

In India, SpiceJet is planning to operate a turboprop, Q-400, from Dehradun to Delhi using biofuel for the first time in India today. India has been promoting biofuels lately to reduce its dependence on fossil fuel and fuel imports. The Prime Minister recently release the national biofuels policy on “World Biofuel Day 2018,” as reported […]

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Red Rock Biofuels facility breaks ground in Lakeview

Red Rock Biofuels facility breaks ground in Lakeview

July 29, 2018 |

In Oregon, Red Rock Biofuels broke ground on the $320 million renewable fuels facility last week, a step forward towards taking woody biomass waste and converting it to an estimated 15 million gallons of jet fuel. After seven years in progress, the groundbreaking provided a monumental day for Red Rock and those who have contracts […]

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Shell Aviation and SkyNRG collaborate on sustainable aviation biofuel

Shell Aviation and SkyNRG collaborate on sustainable aviation biofuel

June 2, 2018 |

In the United Kingdom, Shell Aviation and SkyNRG announced a long-term strategic collaboration to promote and develop the use of sustainable fuel in aviation supply chains. The agreement will see Shell Aviation and SkyNRG work together to develop long-term opportunities for low carbon solutions. These efforts are structurally supported by committed funding to a joint […]

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NASA and DLR conducting flight tests on alternative fuel emissions

NASA and DLR conducting flight tests on alternative fuel emissions

January 14, 2018 |

In Germany, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are set to conduct joint research flights in Germany for the first time. The focus will be on alternative fuel emissions and the characterization of ice crystals in condensation trails, using biofuel as an example. The first joint DLR/NASA […]

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Engineered sugarcane, lipidcane, shows promise for U.S. biojet fuel

Engineered sugarcane, lipidcane, shows promise for U.S. biojet fuel

December 31, 2017 |

In Illinois, researchers from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are engineering sugarcane plants, called lipidcane, to produce more oil as well as sugar. Growing lipidcane containing 20 percent oil would be five times more profitable per acre than soybeans, the main feedstock currently used to make biodiesel in the United States, and twice as profitable […]

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Jumping for joy for Qantas biofuel powered aircraft

Jumping for joy for Qantas biofuel powered aircraft

October 14, 2017 |

In Australia, Qantas will buy eight million gallons of renewable jet fuel each year from U.S. based bio-energy company, SG Preston, in order to fuel its Los Angeles based aircraft. Their goal is to have the LAX to Australia flight powered on an ongoing basis by 50% non-food plant based biofuel and 50% traditional jet […]

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Canada launches first ever 100% biojet-fuelled flight

Canada launches first ever 100% biojet-fuelled flight

September 24, 2012 |

In Canada, the first flight in the world to ever be entirely powered by biojet fuel will depart from Ottawa in late October. In partnership with Applied Research Associates and Agrisoma Biosciences, the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) developed biojet fuel from 100 per cent oilseed for the commercial airline industry. A NRC Falcon […]

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