Tag: Rolls Royce

Rolls-Royce takes step towards net zero ambition

Rolls-Royce takes step towards net zero ambition

May 18, 2022 |

In the UK, Rolls-Royce has taken a significant step towards meeting its net zero goals, set out last year, with the approval by Power Systems of its Series 4000 and Series 1600 diesel engines for use with a range of EN15940-certified synthetic diesel fuels in power generation applications. Following successful testing, including in the field, […]

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Rolls-Royce successfully flies on 100% SAF

Rolls-Royce successfully flies on 100% SAF

October 25, 2021 |

In Arizona, Rolls-Royce, working with Boeing and World Energy, has carried out a successful test flight of its 747 Flying Testbed aircraft using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) on a Trent 1000 engine. The aircraft flew from Tucson airport in Arizona, passing over New Mexico and Texas, with a Trent 1000 engine running solely on […]

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Racing ahead with biofuels – Bentley, BMW, Porsche, others embrace biofuels

Racing ahead with biofuels – Bentley, BMW, Porsche, others embrace biofuels

July 11, 2021 |

Bentley’s Continental GT3 Pikes Peak racecar proved to be fastest racecar running on renewable fuel at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 2021, beating out all other sustainability-focused entrants (like Tesla’s Model S and an Acura NSX). Another car manufacturer, BMW, invested $12.5 million into Prometheus Fuels saying, “Prometheus will make drop-in replacement fuels that are […]

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Shell and Rolls-Royce sign MOU furthering SAF collaboration

Shell and Rolls-Royce sign MOU furthering SAF collaboration

July 1, 2021 |

In the UK, Shell and Rolls-Royce signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) which aims to support the decarbonization of the aviation industry and their progress towards net zero emissions. The long-term agreement builds on more than a century of cooperation between the two companies, and embodies a shared perspective that collaboration across the aviation value […]

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Rolls-Royce tests 100% SAF on business jet engine

Rolls-Royce tests 100% SAF on business jet engine

February 2, 2021 |

In Germany, Rolls-Royce has conducted the first tests of 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) in a business jet engine, as part of its ongoing ambition to play a leading role in enabling the sectors to reach net zero carbon by 2050. The tests on its latest business aviation engine in development, the Pearl 700, in […]

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Rolls-Royce to trial 100% SAF in engine ground tests

Rolls-Royce to trial 100% SAF in engine ground tests

November 12, 2020 |

In the UK, as part of its ongoing decarbonization strategy, Rolls-Royce is to use 100% sustainable aviation fuel for the first time in engine ground tests on next-generation engine technology. The tests will aim to confirm that unblended SAF makes a significant contribution to improving the environmental performance of gas turbine engines. The SAF being […]

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Rolls Royce testing of Virent’s SAK shows more than 50% particulate matter reduction

Rolls Royce testing of Virent’s SAK shows more than 50% particulate matter reduction

January 7, 2016 |

In Wisconsin, bio-jet emissions testing by Rolls-Royce and supported by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) under the Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions, and Noise (CLEEN) program, confirmed that jet fuels containing Virent’s BioForm® Synthesized Aromatic Kerosene (SAK) fuel blend produced a greater than 50% reduction in particulate matter emissions compared to conventional jet fuel. The emissions […]

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