Tag: biojet

Pilot plant pushes forward economic research on sugarcane waste to biofuels

Pilot plant pushes forward economic research on sugarcane waste to biofuels

February 17, 2019 |

In Australia, QUT researchers and Mercurius Australia have commenced work on a pilot plant to prove the economic viability of turning sugarcane waste into either biojet and biodiesel fuel or biochemicals. Their patented REACH technology, developed by U.S. parent company Mercurius Biorefining, has the potential to convert sugarcane bagasse and other biomass into cost effective […]

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Virgin Australia announces successful results of biojet logistics trials at Brisbane Airport

Virgin Australia announces successful results of biojet logistics trials at Brisbane Airport

September 11, 2018 |

In Australia, Virgin Australia announced it has achieved an Australian first, with the successful completion of a trial to deliver sustainable aviation fuel through Brisbane Airport’s general fuel supply system. Working in partnership with the Queensland Government, Brisbane Airport Corporation, US-based biofuel producer Gevo, Inc. and supply chain partners Caltex and DB Schenker, Virgin Australia […]

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Indonesia links airplane purchases with right to build palm oil-based biojet

Indonesia links airplane purchases with right to build palm oil-based biojet

August 22, 2018 |

In Indonesia, Reuters reports that the country is playing hardball with the US and France, demanding that its companies be able to set up aviation biofuel production plants using palm oil as feedstock in those countries in exchange for buying Boeing and Airbus planes, respectively. The country’s trade minister said he received positive feedback from […]

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Canada launches Sky’s the Limit Challenge offering cash prizes for biojet development

Canada launches Sky’s the Limit Challenge offering cash prizes for biojet development

August 20, 2018 |

In Canada, the Minister of Natural Resources issued a nationwide challenge to Canadians to develop the cleanest, most affordable and sustainable aviation fuel for the aviation sector to further reduce its carbon footprint and fight climate change. The Sky’s the Limit Challenge stimulates the development of sustainable aviation fuel supply chains so that the Canadian […]

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Japanese researchers develop biojet from recycled clothing

Japanese researchers develop biojet from recycled clothing

December 22, 2016 |

In Japan, Nippon Environment Design Co., Ltd. And Green Earth Institute Co., Ltd. have teamed in the manufacturing and development of the next generation biojet fuel. Known as the “BRING project”, cotton clothing will be collected from all over Japan and recycled using the RITE Bioprocess®, an innovative biotechnology that GEI will put into practical […]

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Port of Seattle, SkyNRG and Carbon War Room launch biojet financing partnership

Port of Seattle, SkyNRG and Carbon War Room launch biojet financing partnership

November 2, 2016 |

In Washington state, the Port of Seattle, SkyNRG and Carbon War Room recently announced a groundbreaking partnership to investigate long-term financing mechanisms that could supply all airlines at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) with sustainable aviation fuels. Sea-Tac is the first airport in the world to initiate this step to provide an airport-wide sustainable aviation fuel […]

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BIOjet Abu Dhabi partnership flies on locally-produced bio jet fuel

BIOjet Abu Dhabi partnership flies on locally-produced bio jet fuel

January 25, 2016 |

In the UAE, Boeing, Etihad Airways, Takreer, Total and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology announced they will collaborate on a new initiative to support a sustainable aviation biofuel industry in the United Arab Emirates. BIOjet Abu Dhabi: Flight Path to Sustainability will engage a broad range of stakeholders to develop a comprehensive framework for […]

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euglena to set up biojet demo plant by 2018 using Biofuels ISOCONVERSION Process

euglena to set up biojet demo plant by 2018 using Biofuels ISOCONVERSION Process

December 1, 2015 |

In Japan, euglena announced that it has teamed with the City of Yokohama, Chiyoda Corporation, Itochu Enex, Isuzu Motors and All Nippon Airways to produce and supply biojet/biodiesel fuels in Japan for practical use (i.e. commercial flight/public road driving) toward 2020. In order to implement the plan, the company will build Japan’s first demonstration plant […]

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Purdue to fly a biojet-fueled plane to Wisconsin air show

Purdue to fly a biojet-fueled plane to Wisconsin air show

August 1, 2013 |

In Indiana, Purdue University says one of the Pratt & Whitney engines in its Embraer Phenom 100 jet that it will fly to the AirVenture show in Oshkosh, Wisc. will run on a biofuel blended by the Air Force. The move is to help further promote biofuel use in the Midwest.

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Brazil’s ANP gazettes biojet rules for up to 50% blends

Brazil’s ANP gazettes biojet rules for up to 50% blends

June 26, 2013 |

In Brazil, the country’s energy regulator ANP has gazetted the use of up to 50% renewable fuel in airplanes. Feedstocks for approved fuels include sugarcane and coal. With the new law in place, airlines will no longer need to seek individual approvals for using biojet in flight trials.

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