Tag: Switzerland

IATA wants one billion passengers to fly on biofuels by 2025

IATA wants one billion passengers to fly on biofuels by 2025

February 28, 2018 |

In Switzerland, the International Air transport Association (IATA) set out an aim for one billion passengers to fly on flights powered by a mix of jet fuel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2025. This aspiration was identified on the tenth anniversary of the first flight to blend sustainable aviation fuel and ordinary jet fuel. The […]

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AltAir gets RSB certification

AltAir gets RSB certification

January 31, 2018 |

In Switzerland, RSB is delighted to announce the certification of AltAir to produce biojet fuel, renewable diesel and naphtha, a gasoline component. This industry first sees AltAir join the ranks of RSB certified operators who have applied the RSB Global Standard to guide the development of sustainable sources of biofuel. RSB certification is a preference […]

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EPFL researcher develops LCA for biorefineries including co-products

EPFL researcher develops LCA for biorefineries including co-products

January 24, 2018 |

In Switzerland, new EU regulation aims to shrink the environmental footprint of biofuels starting in 2021. But an EPFL scientist thinks we should go one step further and take into account all compounds produced at biorefineries, not just biofuel. And he has developed a model for doing just that. The hitch is that until now, […]

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Swiss researcher says palm oil bans could hit sustainable producers unfairly

Swiss researcher says palm oil bans could hit sustainable producers unfairly

October 17, 2017 |

In Switzerland, a researcher from ETH Zurich says the European Parliament’s proposed ban on palm oil for biofuel by 2020 and Norway’s plan to end its consumption by public bodies by the end of this year will have little impact on reducing deforestation because the policies ignore the complicated realities of palm oil production. He […]

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Indonesian palm oil proponents meet in Germany to get Europe on board

Indonesian palm oil proponents meet in Germany to get Europe on board

September 30, 2017 |

In Indonesia, delegates from Indonesian government and palm oil organizations pushed for more acceptance of palm oil from Switzerland and the EU in general at a recent event in Germany. Mahendra Siregar, Executive Director of the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries, said in a written statement from the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, […]

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Neste teams with Geneva Airport on renewable jet fuel

Neste teams with Geneva Airport on renewable jet fuel

September 13, 2017 |

In Switzerland, Neste and Geneva Airport are pioneering together to make flying more sustainable by starting to decarbonize aviation towards fossil neutral growth. Geneva Airport is planning the introduction of renewable jet fuel for aircraft operations from Geneva International Airport; the target shall be at least 1 percent of the annual jet fuel consumption at Geneva Airport shall […]

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EU and Argentina agree to extend until September 28 decision on biodiesel duties

EU and Argentina agree to extend until September 28 decision on biodiesel duties

August 24, 2017 |

In Switzerland, the European Union and Argentina informed the World Trade Organization’s Dispute Settlement Body on August 9 that they had mutually agreed to modify the reasonable period of time for the European Union to implement the recommendations and rulings of the DSB to September 28, 2017 from the original August 10. Regarding the recommendations […]

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SkyNRG delivers AltAir fuel via AEG to Bombardier’s demo fleet

SkyNRG delivers AltAir fuel via AEG to Bombardier’s demo fleet

May 23, 2017 |

In Switzerland, SkyNRG and AEG Fuels completed the delivery of sustainable aviation biofuels for the Bombardier Business Aircraft demonstration fleet flying from KLM Jet Center in Amsterdam, Netherlands to the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva. This is the first delivery of biofuel completed by AEG Fuels. Bombardier’s demonstration fleet, consisting of […]

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Indonesian trade team appealing EU anti-dumping case at WTO

Indonesian trade team appealing EU anti-dumping case at WTO

March 30, 2017 |

In Switzerland, a team from Indonesia’s trade ministry is filing an appeal with the World Trade Organization, arguing that the European Union’s methodology for calculating the normal price of biodiesel in Indonesia is flawed and therefore anti-dumping duties against its exports are unnecessary. It’s this challenge the country says sets its complaint against the EU […]

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New ISO marine fuel class allows up to 7% biodiesel

New ISO marine fuel class allows up to 7% biodiesel

March 21, 2017 |

In Switzerland, the International Standards Organization has created the new F class of marine fuels that allows for blending of up to 7% of FAME biodiesel, allowing for more 10 ppm sulfur automotive fossil diesel to be used in the marine fuel pool. Adding Cloud Point and CFPP (Cold Filter Plugging Point) to the specifications […]

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