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ICAO moves forward on sustainability criteria for CO2 certification for aviation fuels

ICAO moves forward on sustainability criteria for CO2 certification for aviation fuels

July 2, 2018 |

In Canada, the ICAO Council made important headway on the key international standards supporting the UN aviation agency’s Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation, or ‘CORSIA’. Its adoption of the First Edition of Annex 16, Volume IV, to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention), comes less than two years after ICAO’s […]

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Six European countries ask ICAO to not back down from aviation emissions goals

Six European countries ask ICAO to not back down from aviation emissions goals

June 6, 2018 |

In Belgium, Reuters reports that France, Norway, Finland, Belgium, Austria and the Netherlands are concerned about potential weakening of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s 2016 agreement seeking to cap airline emissions at 2020 levels. Aviation biofuel has been seen as a key way of achieving those goals and a weakening of the mandate could also […]

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ICAO steps back from sustainability criteria for aviation biofuels

ICAO steps back from sustainability criteria for aviation biofuels

November 13, 2017 |

In Canada, the International Civil Aviation Organization is said to have backed away from ambitious sustainability criteria for aviation biofuel targets following protests by developing countries who said the bar was set too high for them to ever be able to compete or even produce fuels, bringing the criteria down to just two from an original […]

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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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ICAO experts meeting looks at barriers to uptake of aviation biofuels

ICAO experts meeting looks at barriers to uptake of aviation biofuels

February 13, 2017 |

In Canada, the International Civil Aviation Organization is pushing aviation biofuels as one of four key strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from commercial aviation. Amyris’ technology as well as hydro-treated oils were highlighted at an experts meeting held in Montreal last week as biofuels and solutions like lighter aircraft and optimized flight paths were […]

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Aviation climate agreement reached at ICAO

Aviation climate agreement reached at ICAO

October 6, 2016 |

In Canada, the worldwide aviation industry has applauded a crucial climate agreement reached by governments meeting at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) today. The negotiations, to put in place the world’s first carbon offsetting scheme for any global sector, have had the backing of the aviation industry, which first proposed the measure in 2009. […]

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United Nations, ICAO finalize global certification standard for aircraft CO2 emissions

United Nations, ICAO finalize global certification standard for aircraft CO2 emissions

February 14, 2016 |

In Switzerland, Governments, industry and environmental groups meeting at the United Nations specialized agency, the International Civil Aviation Organization finalized the design of the first global certification standard for CO2 emissions from new aircraft. The agreement on a rigorous and challenging ICAO “CO2 Standard”, is the result of six years’ work by a task force […]

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EPA working with ICAO to regulate GHG emissions in aviation

EPA working with ICAO to regulate GHG emissions in aviation

June 10, 2015 |

In Washington, the EPA announced it is working with the International Civil Aviation Organization to develop regulations for the greenhouse gas emissions from aviation. The agency will hold a public hearing on the issue on Aug. 11 and will open a 60-day public comment period. A new standard could only be ready as soon as […]

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Sustainable Bioenergy High-Impact Opportunity launches

Sustainable Bioenergy High-Impact Opportunity launches

May 20, 2015 |

Novozymes, Bloomberg, KLM, Boeing, RSB, Carbon War Room, FAO, UN Foundartion, PANGEA, NEPAD, ICAO, Sky NRG, and the Inter-American Development Bank aim to “facilitate the development and deployment of sustainable bioenergy solutions…and doubling the use of renewable energy.” Seven projects underway in Bioenergy and Food Security, Sustainable Aviation, Policy Tools, Sustainability Certification and Sustainable Bioenergy […]

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KLM picks Amyris-Total renewable jet fuel as climate takes center stage in NY and at the UN

KLM picks Amyris-Total renewable jet fuel as climate takes center stage in NY and at the UN

September 24, 2014 |

Renewable jet fuel makes another remove forward — as a new study concludes that delay on implementing RFS2 could be the equivalent of building 5.5 new coal-fired power plants in terms of CO2. In New York, KLM tipped that it intends to fly on Amyris-Total renewable jet fuel, as soon as it receives favorable advice […]

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