Tag: Solena

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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On the move in the bioeconomy: Elevance, Heliae, Solena, LeSage, VecoPlan

On the move in the bioeconomy: Elevance, Heliae, Solena, LeSage, VecoPlan

January 23, 2014 |

In Illinois, Elevance Renewable Sciences announced that it has hired Robert “Bob” Kumpf as the company’s CTO. Prior to joining Elevance, Kumpf served as Chief Operating Officer at Plextronics and previously as Chief Administrative Officer at Bayer MaterialScience. In Arizona, Heliae announced the promotion of Adrian Galvez to COO, Fred Tennant to VP of Business […]

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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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Solena, SAS partner for aviation biofuels project at Stockholm Airport

Solena, SAS partner for aviation biofuels project at Stockholm Airport

October 11, 2011 |

Solena and SAS announced a partnership to develop a waste-to-jet fuel project at Arlanda Airport in Stockholm, with a goal of establishing similar projects in Denmark and Norway. The Arlanda project will gasify waste biomass, including municipal solid waste, and process the resulting syngas it into bio-based synthetic paraffinic kerosene, or renewable jet fuel. Solena, […]

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Phase Shift: 12 Hot Gas-based biofuels technologies

Phase Shift: 12 Hot Gas-based biofuels technologies

August 8, 2011 |

Jumpin’ Jack Flash! It’s a gas, gas, gas! New technologies bring gases into the vanguard of advanced biofuels feedstocks. In traditional biofuels, the story to date been all about solids and liquids – grains, juices, mash, slurries and eventually files, chemicals and biomaterials. A lot of the early companies through the advanced biofuels IPO gate […]

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Solena Fuels sets biojet facility construction plan in motion

Solena Fuels sets biojet facility construction plan in motion

July 5, 2011 |

In California, Solena Fuels expects to put in its planning application with the City of Gilroy for construction of its first biojet facility sometime within the coming year. The company says it still has a lot of development work to do on details and consultations with the community before it asks for permission to build […]

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UK-NY in one hour in algae-powered rocket plane: Paris Air Show

UK-NY in one hour in algae-powered rocket plane: Paris Air Show

June 21, 2011 |

Paris when it Sizzles: EADS announces algae-powered, Mach 4-hurtling ZEHST rocket plane at Paris Air Show; nine airlines sign garbage-to-biofuels fuel deals with Solena Airbus parent company EADS announced its “Zero Emission Hypersonic Transportation” (ZEHST) rocket plane it hopes will be able to fly from Melbourne to London in under 3.5 hours, or London – […]

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Alitalia signs with Solena for MSW-to-aviation fuels project

Alitalia signs with Solena for MSW-to-aviation fuels project

[ 0 ] February 8, 2011 |

In Italy, Alitalia has signed a deal with Solena—who is currently developing a biojet project with British Airways—to explore transforming MSW into biojet using the Fischer-Tropsch process. A location for the project has not yet been set. More on the story.

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Biofuels developers get a taste for waste

Biofuels developers get a taste for waste

[ 0 ] January 4, 2011 |

Yesterday’s story on the partnership between Solena and Qantas — which will investigate the prospects for a waste-based Fischer-Tropsch processing plant in Australia to produce aviation jet fuel — elicited a lot of strong commentary from the readership on the potential for Fischer-Tropsch technologies. And brought out some very strong feelings about waste. On F-T, […]

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