Tag: aviation

EPA proposes first greenhouse gas emissions standards for aircraft, critics say its already obsolete

EPA proposes first greenhouse gas emissions standards for aircraft, critics say its already obsolete

July 26, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed emissions standards for airplanes used in commercial aviation and large business jets. This action will align U.S. standards with the international carbon dioxide emissions standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization, but critics say aircraft have met those standards since 2016 making the EPA rule […]

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SkyNRG teams with University of Limerick to explore development of Irish aviation biofuel produciton

SkyNRG teams with University of Limerick to explore development of Irish aviation biofuel produciton

June 17, 2019 |

In Ireland, the Bernal Institute at University of Limerick signed a deal with SkyNRG to explore the development of sustainable aviation fuel manufacturing in Ireland. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Bernal and the Netherlands-based firm SkyNRG was signed in the presence of Dutch Minister of Trade, Sigrid Kaag, during the Dutch Royal Visit and […]

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SAS CEO asks Nordic PMs to boos use of aviation biofuels

SAS CEO asks Nordic PMs to boos use of aviation biofuels

November 1, 2018 |

In Norway, a group of Nordic-based CEOs announced a joint initiative to speed up the realization of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Representatives from the group presented their shared ambitions to Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg during the 70th Nordic Council session in Oslo. “SAS takes ambitious steps to reduce the negative impact from […]

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RSB publishes report on the future of alternative aviation fuels

RSB publishes report on the future of alternative aviation fuels

October 28, 2018 |

In Switzerland, the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials published “Alternative Aviation Fuels: A Sustainable Future is Taking Off,” which sums up the aviation industry’s commitment to major action in the global fight against climate change, including carbon neutral growth from 2020 and a 50% reduction in emissions by 2050 compared to 2005 levels. The report said […]

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UK offering travel bourses for aviation biofuel mission to the US

UK offering travel bourses for aviation biofuel mission to the US

October 18, 2018 |

In the UK, Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network invites SMEs in the Sustainable Aviation Fuel supply chain to apply to take part in a mission to the USA to create strategic business connections. The Sustainable Aviation Fuel Special Interest Group (SAF SIG) and Innovate UK is offering SMEs the opportunity to apply to […]

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Six European countries ask ICAO to not back down from aviation emissions goals

Six European countries ask ICAO to not back down from aviation emissions goals

June 6, 2018 |

In Belgium, Reuters reports that France, Norway, Finland, Belgium, Austria and the Netherlands are concerned about potential weakening of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s 2016 agreement seeking to cap airline emissions at 2020 levels. Aviation biofuel has been seen as a key way of achieving those goals and a weakening of the mandate could also […]

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KLM teams with Södra on Swedish aviation biofuel

KLM teams with Södra on Swedish aviation biofuel

May 16, 2018 |

In the Netherlands, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is flying to Växjö, Sweden every day and does so as sustainable as possible. This means KLM not only purchases sustainable biojet fuel for the route, it also compensates the total remaining carbon dioxide emissions of all flights through KLM’s CO2ZERO service. To make flights to Växjö as […]

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FedEx to fly on 100% aviation biofuel as part of ecoDemonstrator program

FedEx to fly on 100% aviation biofuel as part of ecoDemonstrator program

April 9, 2018 |

In Washington state, FedEx is expanding its aviation biofuels trials with Boeing this summer by operating Boeing 777 test flights flying on 100% aviation biofuel as part of the fifth round of the ecoDemonstrator program run jointly with Boeing, the Department of Energy, NASA, and others. The company plans to consume 30% aviation biofuel by […]

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Neste moves forward with Renewable Products program

Neste moves forward with Renewable Products program

December 16, 2017 |

In Finland, Neste’s Board of Directors decided that Neste’s additional production capacity for renewable diesel, renewable aviation fuel and raw materials for various biochemical uses will be located in Singapore. The decision initiates technical design of the new production line, with the aim of a final investment decision by the end of 2018. If the […]

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Austrian NGO slams aviation biofuels as “dangerous” greenwashing

Austrian NGO slams aviation biofuels as “dangerous” greenwashing

November 30, 2017 |

In Austria, Finance and Trade Watch argue in their new report that aviation biofuels and other cleaner initiatives by the aviation industry to reduce their environmental footprint is just green washing because they say the goals set are unachievable. They specifically refer to aviation biofuel as “dangerous.” “We come to the conclusion that the current […]

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