Tag: British Airways

The wild green yonder: British Airways aims to fly on trash, again

The wild green yonder: British Airways aims to fly on trash, again

September 21, 2017 |

GreenSky London arrived on the scene a few years ago — an ambitious project to produce renewable aviation jet fuel from East London’s trash. The project fell down a rabbit hole of delays. Now, a group of four companies including both British Airways and Velocys are back with a partnership to prepare the business case […]

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BA chooses Velocys for MSW-to-biojet 2.0

BA chooses Velocys for MSW-to-biojet 2.0

September 18, 2017 |

In the UK, British Airways is jumping back into the MSW-to-aviation biofuel game with a new partnership, this time with Velocys who is already producing fuel with the proposed technology in the US. The project’s aim is to use hundreds of thousands of metric tons of household waste including diapers and plastic food containers to […]

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BA partly blames lack of UK government support for Solena failure

BA partly blames lack of UK government support for Solena failure

January 6, 2016 |

In the UK, British Airways partly blames lack of government support for having to scupper its Green Sky project with Solena to produce 16 million gallons of aviation biofuel annually from London’s MSW beginning in 2017. The government has failed to include aviation biofuels in its Road Transport Fuel Obligation policy that provides incentives for […]

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British Airways drops Solena project after failure to raise funds to build plant

British Airways drops Solena project after failure to raise funds to build plant

November 27, 2015 |

In the UK, Solena’s project to develop a MSW-to-aviation biofuel facility in conjunction with British Airways has been dropped due to the company’s failure to raise the necessary investment to build the plant in light of low oil prices. The company needs $70 per barrel oil prices to be competitive at the proposed 16 million […]

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The 11 hottest slides on advancing aviation biofuels, from ABLC

The 11 hottest slides on advancing aviation biofuels, from ABLC

April 24, 2014 |

Experts from Solena Fuels, British Airways, the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI),  the US Navy, the Federal Aviation Administration, Amyris,  Byogy, Gevo, BioProcess Algae, Virent, Mercurius, and ARA were among the highlight presenters at the 5th annual Global Aviation Biofuels Summit, an integrated part of ABLC, the annual bioeconomy conference now underway in Washington, […]

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Solena Fuels chooses site in Essex for aviation biofuel facility

Solena Fuels chooses site in Essex for aviation biofuel facility

April 17, 2014 |

In the UK, British Airways and Solena Fuels have chosen Thurrock, Essex for its MSW-to-aviation biofuels project that will produce 120,000 metric tons of fuel annually from 2017. BA has commited to buy 50,000 tons of the fuel that will be made from 575,000 tons of post-recycled waste.

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Up, up and away: aviation biofuels players start building capacity

Up, up and away: aviation biofuels players start building capacity

January 10, 2013 |

Great Scott! Look up in the Sky! There hasn’t been a hotter sector in biofuels demand than aviation. Now, flight tests and fuel development has given way to real capacity building. Who’s in the lead to win in this $180 billion sector? Faster than a speeding bullet…more powerful than a locomotive…that’s the growth and momentum […]

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The Beverly Landfillies: new technologies turning “Yuk” to “Ka-Ching!”

The Beverly Landfillies: new technologies turning “Yuk” to “Ka-Ching!”

December 4, 2012 |

“Then one day he was dumpin’ off some food, and out of it all came a bubblin’ crude. Fuel that is…landfill gold, Texas tea…” Is it landfill or jet fuel? New technologies blur our ideas about waste. One of the least-viewed articles in yesterday’s Digest offered proof positive on how great a job the advanced biofuels […]

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British Airways commits $500M to fuel from GreenSky London plant

British Airways commits $500M to fuel from GreenSky London plant

December 3, 2012 |

British Airways announced they have committed to buying $500M in aviation biofuel produced at the GreenSky London facility for the next ten years and consent is now being sought to begin construction of the facility at a site in East London. GreenSky London is a joint development between British Airways and Solena and once built will […]

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BA set to construct aviation biofuels plant this year

BA set to construct aviation biofuels plant this year

September 28, 2012 |

In the UK, British Airways environmental chief Jonanthon Counsell said that the company would shortly embark , by year end, to begin construction of its first waste-to-biofuels plant. The company signed a collaboration with Solena three years ago. “It’s been proven the will is there, the technology is now a commercial issue,” Counsell was quoted […]

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