Tag: aviation biofuel

French consortium to develop feasibility study for potential aviation biofuel production

French consortium to develop feasibility study for potential aviation biofuel production

March 10, 2020 |

In France, Safran Helicopter Engines is joining Euralis, Teréga, ACD (Aquitaine Chimie Durable), Chemparc, Agri Sud Ouest Innovation, Xylofutur, CCI Pau Béarn, Pau and Pays de l’Adour University and the Aerospace Valley consortium to study the feasibility of producing aviation biofuels in southwest France. A Letter Of Intent (LOI) has been signed in the presence […]

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UK funds four new biofuel plants

UK funds four new biofuel plants

January 5, 2020 |

In the United Kingdom, The Chemical Engineer reports that the Department for Transport is funding for four new biofuel plants with two of them being funded from the £20 million ($26 million) Future Fuels for Flight and Freight Competition (F4C) and the other two funded from the £25m ($32 million) Advanced Biofuels Demonstration Competition. Rika […]

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Airlines bracing for higher fuels costs with Norway’s 0.5% aviation biofuel blending mandate

Airlines bracing for higher fuels costs with Norway’s 0.5% aviation biofuel blending mandate

November 21, 2019 |

In Norway, Reuters reports that airlines believe they will have access to sufficient, although expensive, supplies of aviation biofuel by year’s end in order to comply with the country’s 0.5% blending mandate for airplanes that will come into effect on January 1. Currently, aviation biofuel is about four times the price as conventional jet fuel, […]

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Norwegian NGO report says aviation biofuel leading to deforestation

Norwegian NGO report says aviation biofuel leading to deforestation

October 7, 2019 |

In Norway, Rainforest Foundation Norway’s new report ‘Destination deforestation’ goes into the heated debate about “flight shame” and the role of the aviation sector in contributing to the climate crisis. The report reviews the status of the targets the aviation industry has set for alternative fuels and shows how high the risk is that expanding biofuel […]

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SkyNRG launches Board Now program to contribute towards aviation biofuel production

SkyNRG launches Board Now program to contribute towards aviation biofuel production

October 3, 2019 |

In the Netherlands, SkyNRG officially launched its ground-breaking Board Now program together with its launching members. By committing themselves to Board Now, companies reduce their own business air travel emissions and at the same time contribute to the development of a new production facility for sustainable aviation fuel. Board Now is the world’s first program […]

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Environmental activists to protest ICAO’s push for aviation biofuel

Environmental activists to protest ICAO’s push for aviation biofuel

September 24, 2019 |

In Canada, a large civil society coalition has formed in Montreal in response to the upcoming UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Assembly, demanding to radically cut air traffic. Several actions are planned, including a mass demonstration with Greta Thunberg passing by the ICAO headquarters on Friday, 27th of September – the international Climate Strike […]

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Delta Air Lines to invest $2 million in aviation biofuel feasibility study

Delta Air Lines to invest $2 million in aviation biofuel feasibility study

September 17, 2019 |

In Washington state, Delta Air Lines is investing $2 million to partner with Northwest Advanced Bio-fuels, LLC (NWABF) for the feasibility study of a biofuel production facility to produce sustainable aviation fuel and other biofuel products. The sustainable aviation fuel, expected to be produced in a facility in Washington State, could be used in Delta […]

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Malaysian minister calls for palm oil R&D including for aviation biofuel

Malaysian minister calls for palm oil R&D including for aviation biofuel

September 4, 2019 |

In Malaysia, the Malay Mail newspaper reports that the country’s primary industries minister said she hopes that more R&D budget will be allocated towards finding alternative uses for palm oil, specifically referring to aviation biofuel as well as household products. She also highlighted increased focus on the national palm oil sustainability scheme which she said […]

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Velocys scores nearly £10 million in investment for aviation biofuel

Velocys scores nearly £10 million in investment for aviation biofuel

July 17, 2019 |

In the UK, Velocys announced that it has raised £7 million in a private placing, selling shares at 3 pence each, complementing commitments received by the company from the Altalto Immingham waste-to-sustainable-fuels project’s strategic partners, British Airways and Shell, of £2.8 million in total. Net proceeds of the Placing will be used predominantly: (i) to […]

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United Airlines’ Flight for the Planet used sustainable aviation biofuel along with zero cabin waste and other measures

United Airlines’ Flight for the Planet used sustainable aviation biofuel along with zero cabin waste and other measures

June 5, 2019 |

In Illinois, United Airlines made history Wednesday – World Environment Day – with the departure of the Flight for the Planet, the most eco-friendly commercial flight of its kind in the history of aviation. On the Flight for the Planet, United became the first known airline to demonstrate all of the following key actions on a […]

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