Tag: Lufthansa

German Aerospace Center teams with Lufthansa on testing biofuel properties

German Aerospace Center teams with Lufthansa on testing biofuel properties

June 7, 2017 |

In Germany, researchers at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR), together with Lufthansa Technik and the Bundeswehr Research Institute for Materials, Fuels and Lubricants, investigated the chemical and physical properties of particularly promising biofuels. The European Union-funded ‘High Biofuel Blends in Aviation’ (HBBA) study focused on blends, i.e. mixtures of […]

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Gevo agrees five-year offtake agreement with Lufthansa for 40 million gallons of ATJ

Gevo agrees five-year offtake agreement with Lufthansa for 40 million gallons of ATJ

September 8, 2016 |

In Colorado, Gevo announced that it has entered into a heads of agreement with Deutsche Lufthansa AG to supply Gevo’s alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) from its first commercial hydrocarbons facility, intended to be built in Luverne, MN.  The terms of the agreement contemplate Lufthansa purchasing up to 8 million gallons per year of ATJ from Gevo, […]

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Gevo, Lufthansa rock markets with renewable jet fuel deal 

Gevo, Lufthansa rock markets with renewable jet fuel deal 

September 8, 2016 |

In Colorado, Gevo has entered into a heads of agreement with Lufthansa to supply Gevo’s alcohol-to-jet fuel from its first commercial hydrocarbon facility, intended to be built in Luverne, MN.  The terms of the agreement contemplate Lufthansa purchasing up to 8 million gallons per year of ATJ from Gevo, or up to 40 million gallons […]

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Lufthansa continuing aviation biofuel program despite low oil prices

Lufthansa continuing aviation biofuel program despite low oil prices

February 3, 2016 |

In Germany, low fuel prices aren’t deterring Lufthansa from continuing to develop aviation biofuels, some it describes as a long-term strategy and not one that is swayed but a tough year or two. Though the company doesn’t continually communicate new initiatives, it is still working to find biofuel solutions, and that won’t change when fuel […]

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SAS, Lufthansa and KLM sign aviation biofuel agreement for Oslo

SAS, Lufthansa and KLM sign aviation biofuel agreement for Oslo

November 19, 2014 |

In Norway, SAS has, along with the Lufthansa Group and KLM, signed an agreement with Statoil Aviation for a regular supply of bio-fuel at Oslo Airport. SAS was first off the ground in Norway and from Stockholm Arlanda in Sweden with a bio-fuel mix around a week ago and this agreement shows the airline takes its […]

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Lufthansa under fire with palm oil allegations

Lufthansa under fire with palm oil allegations

February 25, 2013 |

In Germany, Lufthansa has come under fire from environmental groups after it was revealed that their jet fuel is associated with from palm oil plantations lamed for rainforest destruction. Despite this setback, Lufthansa will be featured at the Avalon Air Show, which begins on Tuesday. The company flew nearly 1200 flights on the biofuel mix, […]

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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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Lufthansa’s successful biofuel test program suspended due to low supply

Lufthansa’s successful biofuel test program suspended due to low supply

October 15, 2012 |

In Germany, Lufthansa has stopped testing biofuel in its aircraft after six months due to a lack of available supply. During the testing period, Lufthansa operated 1,187 domestic flights between Frankfurt and Hamburg using a 50/50 blend of regular fuel and bio-kerosene in one of the plane’s two engines. Luftansa reports it saved approximately 1,500 […]

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Lufthansa to pay for Algae.Tec aviation facility in Europe

Lufthansa to pay for Algae.Tec aviation facility in Europe

September 19, 2012 |

In Australia, Algae.Tec and Lufthansa have signed a Collaboration Agreement for the construction of a large-scale algae to aviation biofuels production facility. The site will be in Europe adjacent to an industrial CO2 source. Lufthansa will arrange 100% funding for the project. Algae.Tec will receive licence fees and profits from the Project, which will be […]

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Lufthansa sees aviation biofuels with 5% of market in next 7 years

Lufthansa sees aviation biofuels with 5% of market in next 7 years

July 24, 2012 |

In Germany, Lufthansa believes that A1 jet fuel will remain the main aviation fuel for the next 20 years but does expect renewable jet fuel to replace up to 5% of the market in the next five to seven years. With the European economic climate no longer interesting for investors, the airline believes that agricultural […]

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