Tag: aviation biofuel

UK launches competition to support waste-based aviation biofuel

UK launches competition to support waste-based aviation biofuel

March 16, 2021 |

In the UK, net zero-emission aviation is one step closer following the launch of a new £15 million competition to support the development of cutting-edge facilities capable of turning everyday waste into jet fuel. The Green Fuel, Green Skies competition, which is part of the Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan, will support UK companies as […]

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LanzaTech eyeing two possible additional spin-offs

LanzaTech eyeing two possible additional spin-offs

September 17, 2020 |

In New Zealand, TechCrunch reports that LanzaTech’s CEO expects to spin out two additional businesses in the future following the June spin-off of its technology to produce aviation biofuel. One of the future spin-offs is likely to focus on synthetic biology to produce biomaterials for automobile interiors, as an example. The other would look to […]

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Repsol produces first batch of aviation biofuel in Spain

Repsol produces first batch of aviation biofuel in Spain

August 3, 2020 |

In Spain, Repsol has successfully completed the production of the Spanish market’s first batch of aviation biofuels. This milestone enables the company to advance in the production of low-carbon fuels for industries such as aviation, where alternatives like electrification are not viable today. This biojet was produced at Repsol’s Puertollano Industrial Complex in Ciudad Real, […]

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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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