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Nuseed Carinata now a listed feedstock for CORSIA Sustainable Aviation Fuels

Nuseed Carinata now a listed feedstock for CORSIA Sustainable Aviation Fuels

April 25, 2021 |

In Canada, the recent update by The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) now includes Carinata as a renewable fuel feedstock with similar greenhouse gas footprint as waste and residuals, like used cooking oil. ICAO published the first update since 2019 of their Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) Default Life Cycle Emissions […]

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EPA finalizes GHG standards for certain new commercial airplanes

EPA finalizes GHG standards for certain new commercial airplanes

January 3, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized greenhouse gas emission standards that apply to certain new commercial airplanes, including all large passenger jets. These standards match the international airplane CO2 standards adopted by the International Civil Aviation Organization in 2017. This action implements EPA’s authority under the Clean Air Act and maintains the […]

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Flying high with aviation biofuel – Continuous SAF supply arrives at SFO and LTN airports, RSB recognized by ICAO for CORSIA

Flying high with aviation biofuel – Continuous SAF supply arrives at SFO and LTN airports, RSB recognized by ICAO for CORSIA

December 13, 2020 |

Lots of news arrived recently in sustainable aviation fuel, but here are two stories you won’t want to miss. First, Signature Flight Support, Neste and NetJets celebrate the official launch of Sustainable Aviation Fuel at SFO and LTN airports which is now available for purchase. Second, RSB has officially been recognized by the International Civil […]

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Oneworld member airlines commit to net zero carbon emissions by 2050

Oneworld member airlines commit to net zero carbon emissions by 2050

September 13, 2020 |

In New York, oneworld member airlines have committed to net zero carbon emissions by 2050, becoming the first global airline alliance to unite behind a common target to achieve carbon neutrality. The alliance’s 13 member airlines plan to achieve this target within the existing environmental framework previously agreed to by governments, including through the International […]

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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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ICAO signs MOU with International Accreditation Forum for CORISA training

ICAO signs MOU with International Accreditation Forum for CORISA training

December 18, 2019 |

In Canada, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the provision of training for ICAO’s Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). CORSIA is the first global market-based measure for any sector. It contributes to the achievement of ICAO’s aspirational goal […]

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ICAO moves forward on sustainability criteria for CO2 certification for aviation fuels

ICAO moves forward on sustainability criteria for CO2 certification for aviation fuels

July 2, 2018 |

In Canada, the ICAO Council made important headway on the key international standards supporting the UN aviation agency’s Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation, or ‘CORSIA’. Its adoption of the First Edition of Annex 16, Volume IV, to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention), comes less than two years after ICAO’s […]

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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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ICAO steps back from sustainability criteria for aviation biofuels

ICAO steps back from sustainability criteria for aviation biofuels

November 13, 2017 |

In Canada, the International Civil Aviation Organization is said to have backed away from ambitious sustainability criteria for aviation biofuel targets following protests by developing countries who said the bar was set too high for them to ever be able to compete or even produce fuels, bringing the criteria down to just two from an original […]

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Group of 96 NGOs write to ICAO condemning biofuels for aviation plans

Group of 96 NGOs write to ICAO condemning biofuels for aviation plans

October 10, 2017 |

In Belgium, environmental and development organizations from five continents have written to the UN’s aviation agency (ICAO) condemning a proposal for large-scale use of biofuels in planes. The letter signed by 96 groups states that using biofuels on a vast scale will inevitably lead to further palm oil expansion, which will cause more deforestation, increasing […]

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