Tag: FAA

FAA liberates drones for agriculture; PrecisionHawk advances on news

FAA liberates drones for agriculture; PrecisionHawk advances on news

September 2, 2016 |

On Monday, the Federal Aviation Administration announced the implementation of the first operational rules for commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems or “drones”.  The provisions of the new rule – formally known as Part 107 – are designed to minimize risks to other aircraft and people and property on the ground.  Users can operate their […]

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FAA approves new isobutanol aviation biofuel that uses sugar crops as feedstock

FAA approves new isobutanol aviation biofuel that uses sugar crops as feedstock

April 14, 2016 |

In Washington, the FAA approved new renewable jet fuel pathways through ASTM International. The FAA’s Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise (CLEEN) partnership with industry was crucial in completing the necessary steps to support ASTM International approval of this new fuel, known as Alcohol to Jet Synthetic Paraffinic Kerosene (ATJ-SPK). It is created from an […]

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Rolls Royce testing of Virent’s SAK shows more than 50% particulate matter reduction

Rolls Royce testing of Virent’s SAK shows more than 50% particulate matter reduction

January 7, 2016 |

In Wisconsin, bio-jet emissions testing by Rolls-Royce and supported by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) under the Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions, and Noise (CLEEN) program, confirmed that jet fuels containing Virent’s BioForm® Synthesized Aromatic Kerosene (SAK) fuel blend produced a greater than 50% reduction in particulate matter emissions compared to conventional jet fuel. The emissions […]

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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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WSU to head federal aviation research center

WSU to head federal aviation research center

September 16, 2013 |

In Washington, WSU will lead new federal research center focused on aviation fuel, working closely with FAA, MIT, and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The project, which is centered in Richland and will spend more than $40 million over the next for years, will focus on commercial-scale viability of aviation fuels. Senator Maria Cantwell, D-WA, […]

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US, Spain sign alternative aviation fuels accord

US, Spain sign alternative aviation fuels accord

February 14, 2013 |

In Spain, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Spanish Aviation Safety and Security Agency (AESA) signed a Declaration of Cooperation to promote the development and use of sustainable alternative aviation fuels in the United States and Spain. The Declaration was signed by Carey Fagan, FAA Executive Director for International Affairs, and Isabel Maestre […]

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FAA teams with Spanish aviation agency on aviation biofuels

FAA teams with Spanish aviation agency on aviation biofuels

February 13, 2013 |

In Washington, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Spanish Aviation Safety and Security Agency (AESA) signed a Declaration of Cooperation to promote the development and use of sustainable alternative aviation fuels in the United States and Spain. The Declaration was signed by Carey Fagan, FAA Executive Director for International Affairs, and Isabel Maestre Moreno, Director […]

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FAA to form Center of Excellence to further Alternative Jet Fuels Research, and environmental research

FAA to form Center of Excellence to further Alternative Jet Fuels Research, and environmental research

October 25, 2012 |

In Washington, The Federal Aviation Administration announced that it will form =a Center of Excellence for Environment and Energy during FY-13. The COE will be a consortium of the FAA, university partners, and private industry affiliates selected by the FAA Administrator to work collectively on business and operational issues of mutual interest and concern. Among […]

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FAA awards 8 key grants to catalyze renewable jet fuel

FAA awards 8 key grants to catalyze renewable jet fuel

December 2, 2011 |

The FAA hands out eight key grants to advance renewable jet fuels, to LanzaTech, Imperium, Virent, Honeywell’s UOP, Velocys, among others. Why the shift over to alcohol-to-jet fuels? Will ATJ avoid the cost problems plaguing oilseed-based fuels? In Washington, the monster event of the year for aviation biofuels, the CAAFI annual meeting, concluded yesterday with […]

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“Sapphire Energy CEO Jason Pyle offers a passionate defense of federal loan guarantees.”

“Sapphire Energy CEO Jason Pyle offers a passionate defense of federal loan guarantees.”

December 2, 2011 |

Today on Twitter. JustPlumbing: We have gone 4 years on WVO. Here’s how. DIY biofuels: The fat of the land | The Economist pspraycar: How to reduce California GHG emissions . can do w/ efficiency, renewables; smart growth, biofuels less important #ab32 BVBigelow: Sapphire Energy CEO Jason Pyle offers a passionate defense of federal loan […]

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