Tag: jet fuel

SPARC in the Engine: Florida aims to be an alternative jet fuels hub as new public/private project debuts

SPARC in the Engine: Florida aims to be an alternative jet fuels hub as new public/private project debuts

October 12, 2017 |

Sometimes, what an engine needs to roar to life is a spark. Or a SPARC, as in this case. As in the Southeastern Partnership for Advanced Renewables from Carinata (SPARC), a consortium consisting of the University of Florida (lead), the University of South Florida, the University of Georgia, Auburn University, and other institutions, government agencies, […]

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EasyJet partners with Wright Electric for No Fuel Aircraft

EasyJet partners with Wright Electric for No Fuel Aircraft

September 30, 2017 |

In the United Kingdom, EasyJet is partnering with U.S. company Wright Electric to operate all-electric planes for short haul flights. They outlined a strategy to progressively decarbonize and reduce noise from aviation operations, and shows a move away from biojet fuel for the airline’s short distance flights. The new Airbus A320 neo aircraft will bring […]

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And no extra hydrogen: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to one-step, high-yield, drop-in biofuels

And no extra hydrogen: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to one-step, high-yield, drop-in biofuels

June 21, 2017 |

Vertimass’ John Hannon gave this illuminating overview of Done-step, high-yield production of drop-in fuels without added hydrogen, at the 2017 DOE Project Peer Review sessions.

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For jet reset via renewable fuel, think carinata

For jet reset via renewable fuel, think carinata

June 7, 2017 |

The US ethanol industry is working hard on E15 deployment right now — from market deployment to regulatory relief, there’s action on every front aimed at making E15 a widely-available, lower-cost source of octane that can replace mid-grade 89-octane fossil fuels at US pumps. Those fossil fuels generally cost the consumer 10-20 cents per gallon […]

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From off-take to take-off: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the US renewable jet fuels program

From off-take to take-off: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the US renewable jet fuels program

February 20, 2017 |

In June 2011, the Secretaries of Agriculture, Energy, and Navy signed MOU to commit $510M (up to $170M from each agency) to produce hydrocarbon jet and diesel biofuels in the near-term. This initiative sought to achieve multiple, commercial scale integrated biorefineries, cost-competitive biofuel with conventional petroleum (w/o subsidies), domestically produced fuels from non-food feedstocks, and […]

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Florida Farm to Fly: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to aviation biofuels supply-chain economics

Florida Farm to Fly: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to aviation biofuels supply-chain economics

October 27, 2016 |

At the biennial CAAFI (Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative) meeting in Washington DC, Florida’s Treasure Coast development chief Ben DeVries presented the compelling economics for growers to replace acreage lost to citrus greening with sweet sorghum used as feedstock for advanced jet biofuels. With sugar costs below 9 cents a pound and yet compelling economics for the […]

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Gevo produces cellulosic renewable jet fuel for commercial flights

Gevo produces cellulosic renewable jet fuel for commercial flights

October 12, 2016 |

In Colorado, Gevo, Inc., announced that it has completed production of the world’s first cellulosic renewable jet fuel that is specified for commercial flights.  Gevo successfully adapted its patented technologies to convert cellulosic sugars derived from wood waste into renewable isobutanol, which was then further converted into Gevo’s Alcohol-to-Jet (ATJ) fuel. This ATJ meets the […]

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Can Jet Fuel Be Grown On Trees?

Can Jet Fuel Be Grown On Trees?

October 6, 2016 |

In Australia, Scientists from the Australian National University, in a bid to help reduce the 2% global aviation contributes to man-made carbon emissions, have identified that Australia’s eucalyptus trees has the potential of producing jet fuels. “Eucalyptus oils contains compounds called monoterpenes that can be converted into a high energy fuel, and this high energy […]

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Bind it or blend it: Accelerating the renewable jet fuel market

Bind it or blend it: Accelerating the renewable jet fuel market

July 20, 2016 |

We would like you to consider the proposition that alcohol-to-jet fuels, known as ATJ to the 3-letter acronym enthusiasts, deserve two RINs. and two credits under the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard. For cellulosic jet fuels, two gallons under the cellulosic waiver credit provision and two gallons under the cellulosic production tax credits. And I’ll explain […]

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Navy to launch Great Green Fleet with 77 million gallon buy of cost-competitive, non-food advanced biofuels blends

Navy to launch Great Green Fleet with 77 million gallon buy of cost-competitive, non-food advanced biofuels blends

January 7, 2016 |

They’re here. $2.05 per gallon, at-scale, domestically produced advanced renewable fuels — utilizing non-food feedstocks and based on next-generation technology. The Navy’s 7-year quest to diversify its fuel supply without paying more or changing its fuel spec reaches a key milestone. In Washington, The Department of the Navy has obtained 77.66 million gallons of cost-competitive, […]

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