Tag: biojet fuel

SAF, please prepare for take-off…even with aviation industry turned upside down due to pandemic

SAF, please prepare for take-off…even with aviation industry turned upside down due to pandemic

May 2, 2021 |

There were 22 weekdays in April. There were 15 announcements about sustainable aviation fuel progress, advancements, implementations, and production in just those 21 days. What does that mean? Why is SAF suddenly taking off like never before, even as the aviation industry was turned upside down due to the COVID-19 pandemic? Why are companies pivoting […]

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FMV tests Swedish biojet fuel in the Gripen engine

FMV tests Swedish biojet fuel in the Gripen engine

December 6, 2020 |

In Sweden, the FMV project, which evaluates biofuels in bilateral cooperation with the United States, has taken another step. This time it was a biofuel produced by Swedish Biofuels that was tested in the Gripen engine RM12 at GKN in Trollhättan. No change in traction and fuel consumption was detected. Prior to the test, FMV, […]

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Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels in final discussions for sustainable aviation fuel project

Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels in final discussions for sustainable aviation fuel project

November 15, 2020 |

In Arizona, Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels is in final funding discussions to raise hundreds of millions of dollars for its sustainable aviation fuel project in Washington state, which will produce and supply 60+ million gallons of SAF annually for Delta Air Lines. “NWABF is currently holding serious, active investment discussions with top U.S. Infrastructure and Energy […]

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Sustainable Aviation Fuel: Review of Technical Pathways report released from BETO

Sustainable Aviation Fuel: Review of Technical Pathways report released from BETO

September 13, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office published a report, “Sustainable Aviation Fuel: Review of Technical Pathways,” that describes potential pathways to produce sustainable alternative fuels suitable for use by the commercial aviation sector. It also presents a vision of low-cost, clean-burning, and low-soot-producing jet fuel uniquely available from renewable and […]

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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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WSU-Tri Cities leads lignin-based SAF research project

WSU-Tri Cities leads lignin-based SAF research project

July 8, 2020 |

In Washington state, researchers are producing and testing a group of hydrocarbon molecules made from lignin, a waste material from biofuel production, as a new biojet fuel that could replace petroleum-based fuels and lead to greater performance and reduced emissions. The team including a Washington State University Tri-Cities researcher with colleagues from the University of […]

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Finnair intends to reduce net emissions by 50% by end of 2025

Finnair intends to reduce net emissions by 50% by end of 2025

March 8, 2020 |

In Finland, Finnair’s anti-carbon program lifts the ambition-level in the aviation industry by revealing its intention to reduce its net emissions by 50% by the end of 2025 from the 2019 baseline and achieve carbon neutrality latest by 2045. The plans clearly exceed the industry’s common targets. The new strategy includes a holistic approach to transform Finnair’s operations to bring the company’s climate footprint dramatically down. The main actions to tackle the carbon challenge are: […]

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Air Leap partners with Fly Green Fund and pushes for biofuels on domestic flights

Air Leap partners with Fly Green Fund and pushes for biofuels on domestic flights

November 30, 2019 |

In Sweden, Air Leap, a new regional airline in the Nordic countries and wholly owned by Ryggefjord AS, has chosen to support the Fly Green Fund by campaigning for the possibility of climate-reducing air travel, which, in addition to the direct carbon dioxide reduction, also drives the flight’s conversion to biofuels. “Since so many people […]

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9 Constellations to watch: A look at the Rising Stars in the Race to SAF

9 Constellations to watch: A look at the Rising Stars in the Race to SAF

August 25, 2019 |

Rising stars are coming together as constellations, the stars are aligning and making magical things happen – today we explore 9 of those constellations building around Sustainable Aviation Fuels. Some of them are young protostars in the earliest stage of stellar evolution, while others are like the Earth’s sun, a main-sequence mid-size star, and a […]

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Euglena sets sights as an Olympic hopeful for algae-based aviation jet fuel

Euglena sets sights as an Olympic hopeful for algae-based aviation jet fuel

August 3, 2019 |

Midorimushi – other than being a cool sounding Ninja name, it’s scientific name is Euglena. No, it’s not the latest superhero in a manga comic. It’s a kind of algae. In a magical sort of hybrid way, it has both plant and animal properties and has 59 types of nutrients such as unsaturated fatty acids […]

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