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United Looks to Biofuels for Emissions Reductions (Ind. Report)
United Airlines,AltAir Fuels
Date: 2018-09-19
US air carrier United Airlines reports it plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 pct by 2050 and to that end will continue investing in newer, more fuel-efficient aircraft, implement operational changes to conserve fuel, and expand its use of aviation biofuels.

The airline also noted a recent Boeing 787 flight from San Francisco to Zurich using a 30/70 blend of biofuel and conventional jet fuel. The biofuel was produced from Carinata seeds by Quebec-based Agrisoma Biosciences Inc and supplied by AltAir Fuels.

According to United, the airline has sourced more than 2 million gallons of sustainable aviation biofuel since 2016 and is responsible for more than 50 pct of the airline industry's commitments to biofuel. Additionally, United was the first airline to regularly use sustainable aviation biofuel and has invested over $30 million in sustainable aviation fuels producer Fulcrum BioEnergy. (Source: United Airlines, Environmental Leader, Sept., 2018) Contact: United Airlines, www.corporate-office-headquarters.com/united-airlines; Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., Steve Fabijanski, CEO, www.agrisoma.com; AltAir Fuels , Tom Todaro, CEO, (843) 720-8920, (562) 748-4726, www.altairfuels.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News AltAir Fuels,  Aviation Biofuel,  Agrisoma,  


Agrisoma Carinata Mustard Seed Biofuel Flies United (Ind. Report)
Agrisoma Biosciences
Date: 2018-09-14
Gatineau, Quebec-based Carinata mustard biofuels producer Agrisoma Biosciences Inc. reports it biofuel is being used by United Airlines. Thirty pct of the jet fuel used in the Boeing will be replaced by Agrisoma's biofuel, leading the company to proclaim the plane will emit 30 pct less greenhouse gases than a regular flight. Currently, the technical and regulatory rules limit to 50 pct the amount of biofuel that can be used in commercial aircraft.

Carinata mustard can be grow on poor quality land at low cost. Once the oil is extracted from the plant, the residue becomes a protein-rich byproduct that can be used as livestock feed. (Source: Agrisoma, 570 News, 14 Sept., 2018) Contact: Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., Steve Fabijanski, CEO, 819-205-7795, www.agrisoma.com, www.growcarinata.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Agrisoma Biosciences,  Biofuel,  Aviation Biofuel,  Jet Biofuel,  Carinata,  ,  


Agrisoma Biosciences Raises $12Mn (Ind. Report, Funding)
Agrisoma Biosciences,Desjardins Capital
Date: 2018-03-16
Gatineau, Quebec-based Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., an agricultural technology company that sells Carinata seeds used to produce biojet fuel, ir reporting the closing of a $12 (Cdn) million investment round. In addition to new investor Desjardins Capital, investors included Cycle Capital Management, BDC Capital and Lune Rouge.

Agrisoma's Carinata is the world's first non-food crop that produces oil uniquely suited for biofuel production. (Source: Agrisoma Biosciences Inc. Contact: Desjardins Capital, http://desjardins-capital.com; Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., Steve Fabijanski, CEO, www.agrisoma.com, www.growcarinata.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Agrisoma Biosciences,  Biodiesel ,  Carinata,  


Honeywell's Aviation Biofuel Powers 13,000km Flight (Ind. Report)
Honeywell UOP.
Date: 2018-02-19
Global technology company, Honeywell tests first trans-Pacific flight using a new biofuel made from Carinata seeds, a non-edible mustard seed. The company says that the 15-hour 13,000km journey marked the debut of Honeywell UOP Green Jet fuel.

According to Honeywell, the new fuel can replace as much as half of the petroleum jet fuel used in flight, without changing the aircraft technology and still meet emission standards established by the ASTM, resulting in a potential 65 to 85 pct cut in greenhouse gas emissions compared to standard petroleum jet fuel. The Carinata oil engineered by Quebec-based Agrisoma is intended for industrial use in the production of bio and jet fuels. When pressed, this seeds yield half their weight in oils that is then refined into jet fuel by AltAir, at the world's first commercial-scale renewable jet fuel plant in Paramount, California. (Source: Honeywell, AutoCar news, 19 Feb., 2018) Contact: Honeywell UOP, Rebecca Liebert, Pres.,CEO, www.uop.com; Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., Steve Fabijanski, CEO, www.agrisoma.com, www.growcarinata.com; Altair Fuels, Bryan Sherbacow, CEO, (843) 720-8920, bryan@altairfuels.com, www.altairfuels.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Carinata,  Honeywell UOP,  Aviation Biofuel,  Agrisoma,  AltAir,  


Agrisoma Powers First US-Australia Biofuel Flight (Ind. Report)
Agrisoma Biosciences
Date: 2018-01-31
Following on our Nov. 20, 2017 coverage, Quebec-based Agrisoma Biosciences Inc. reports its Carinata oilseed biojet fuel powered the world's first biofuel dedicated transpacific flight by Qantas Airways between Australia and the United States on Sunday, 28 Jan.

Agrisoma's Carinata-based biojet fuel replaced 10 pct of the petroleum jet fuel required for the 15-hour flight. The Carinata seed is grown in Australia and processed using existing agricultural infrastructure then the extracted oil is refined by companies such as Altair Fuels in Paramount, California. (Source: Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., 29 Jan., 2018) Contact: Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., Steve Fabijanski, CEO, www.agrisoma.com, www.growcarinata.com; Altair Fuels, Bryan Sherbacow, CEO, (843) 720-8920, bryan@altairfuels.com, www.altairfuels.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Agrisoma Biosciences,  Jet Biofuel,  Aviation Biofuel,  Car,  


Qantas Touting LA - Melbourne Carinata Biofuel Flight (Ind. Report)
Qantas,Agrisoma,Altair Fuels
Date: 2017-11-20
The Australian airline Qantas reports it will operate the world's first biofuel flight between the United States and Australia -- Los Angeles to Melbourne -- early next year, in collaboration with World Fuel Services and Altair Fuels. The flight will be powered by Brassica Carinata (carinata), a non-food, industrial type of mustard seed oil.

As previously reported, Qantas signed a landmark partnership with Agrisoma Biosciences , the Canadian based agricultural-technology company that developed carinata as a drop-in fuel. (Source: Qantas, RusTourism News, 18 Nov., 2017) Contact: Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., Steve Fabijanski, CEO, www.agrisoma.com, www.growcarinata.com; Qantas, www.qantas.com/travel/airlines/company/global/en; Altair Fuels, Bryan Sherbacow, CEO, (843) 720-8920, bryan@altairfuels.com, www.altairfuels.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Agrisoma,  Carinata,  Jet Biofuel,  Aviation Biofuel,  Carinata,  Altair Fuels ,  


Agrisoma Confirms Carinata Jet Biofuel Collaboration (Ind. Report)
Agrisoma Biosciences
Date: 2017-10-04
Gatineauu, Qubec-based Agrisoma Biosciences Inc. reports it is expanding its partnership with the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville to advance the supply of bio jet fuel in the U.S.

Agrisoma, in collaboration with working with a network of 40 academic researchers from seven Universities associated with UF's Institute of Food and Agricultural Science, aims to maximize production of the tiny Carinata oil seed for jet biofuel production. The research project will operate under the oversight of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, in conjunction with the Florida-based Southeast Partnership for Advanced Renewables from Carinata (SPARC). The USDA is providing $15M in grant funding from the USDA to support the research initiative. (Source: Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., PR, 2 Oct., 2017) Contact: Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., Steve Fabijanski, CEO, www.agrisoma.com, www.growcarinata.com; SPARC, www.sparc-cap.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Agrisoma Biosciences,  Aviation Biofuel,  Jet Biofuel,  Carinata,  


UF Scores $15Mn for Carinata Oil Seed Biofuel R&D (R&D, Funding)
University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Date: 2017-09-27
University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) reports that researchers led by Prof. David Wright, have been awarded a $15 million grant by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture to investigate the use of inedible carinata oil seed for aviation jet fuel production and other valuable bio-products.

Prof. Wright heads University of Florida Southeast Partnership for Advanced Renewables from Carinata (SPARC). SPARC is comprised of scientists from several Southeast U.S. universities, government agencies, Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., and Applied Research Associates Inc., and a consortium representing the commercial aviation industry.

SPARC aims commercialize carinata to produce cost-effective, environmentally friendly jet fuel while mitigating risks along the entire supply chain, according to Prof. Wright. Wright led studies have initiated large-scale production of the crop in Florida, Georgia and Alabama, an area which has been identified as "ideal" areas for carinata production. (Source: University of Florida, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Contact: SPARC, sparc-cap@ad.ufl.edu; USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, https://nifa.usda.gov; Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., Steve Fabijanski, CEO, www.agrisoma.com, www.growcarinata.com; University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, (850) 875-7116, http://nfrec.ifas.ufl.edu/faculty/dr-david-wright

More Low-Carbon Energy News Aviation Biofuel,  Jet Biofuel,  Oil Seed,  Carinata,  Agrisoma Biosciences ,  

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