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World Energy Invests $350Mn in Cal. Renewable Fuel Plant (M&A)
World Energy,AltAir,Delek
Date: 2018-10-26
Boston-headquartered biodiesel producer World Energy is reporting a $350 million investment over the next two years to complete a conversion of its Paramount, Calif. petroleum refinery to a 305 million gpy renewable fuel refinery.

As previously reported, World Energy purchased Delek US Holdings Inc.'s interests in renewable jet fuel and renewable diesel producer AltAir Paramount LLC. The deal included AltAir's Paramount Petroleum LLC refinery assets in Paramount, as well an adjacent tank farm, and most of Delek's California pipeline assets. Founded in 1998, World Energy operates biodiesel manufacturing plants in Houston; Natchez, Miss.; Rome, Ga.; Harrisburg, Pa.; and Hamilton, Ontario. In addition to its renewable diesel refinery in Paramount, the company also operates distribution hubs throughout the U.S. and Canada. (Source: World Energy, NGT News, 24 Oct., 2018) Contact: Delek US Holdings, Keith Johnson VP Investor Relations, (615) 435-1366, www.delekus.com; AltAir Fuels, Tom Todaro, CEO, (843) 720-8920, (562) 748-4726, www.altairfuels.com; World Energy, Gene Gebolys, CEO,(617) 889-7300, www.worldenergy.net

More Low-Carbon Energy News Delek,  World Energy,  Renewable Fuel,  


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,  


Delek Sells Alt Air Renewable Fuels Facility (M&A, Ind. Report)
Delek US Holdings, AltAir Paramount
Date: 2018-03-21
Franklin, Tennessee-headquartered Delek US Holdings, Inc. reports the sale of AltAir Paramount, LLC and Delek’s Paramount, California refining and pipeline assets to an affiliate of Boston based World Energy, LLC. The sale, which is expected to yield approximately $72.0 million after adjustments, includes all of Delek's membership interests in AltAir Paramount, LLC which operates a 3,000 bpd renewable diesel/ renewable jet fuel facility, Delek's idled Paramount refinery, and associated pipelines and storage tanks.

Vandewater Capital Holdings, the lead investor and controlling shareholder of AltAir Fuels from its inception in 2013 until Delek acquired a controlling stake in October of 2015, brought AltAir from concept to a leading refinery of renewable fuels .

World Energy, one of the largest and longest serving advanced biofuel suppliers in North America, operates biodiesel manufacturing plants in Houston, TX, Natchez, MS, Rome, GA, Harrisburg, PA, and now Paramount, CA. The company also operates distribution hubs nationwide. (Source: Delek, PR, 19 Mar., 2018) Contact: Delek US Holdings, Keith Johnson VP Investor Relations, (615) 435-1366, www.delekus.com; AltAir Fuels, Tom Todaro, CEO, (843) 720-8920, (562) 748-4726, www.altairfuels.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Aviation Biofuel,  Jet Biofuel,  Delek Holdings,  Renewable Fuels,  AltAir,  


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,  


AltAir Biojet Fuel Producer Awarded RSB Certification (Ind. Report)
AltAir Fuels,Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials
Date: 2018-01-31
Seattle-based AltAir Fuels reports its 40 MMgy biojet fuel production facility in Paramount, California, has been certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) to produce biojet fuel, renewable diesel and naphtha. AltAir Fuels has been a member of the RSB since 2014.

According to Geneva-headquartered RSB, the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group (SAFUG) of 27 airlines endorses AltAir's fuels. SAFUG members have pledged to achieve RSB or equivalent certification. The Natural Resources Defense Council has also issued a recent report encouraging airlines to purchase certified-sustainable biofuels and recommended the RSB framework.

Since January 2016, AltAir has been the only refiner to continually produce biojet for commercial use. (Source: AltAir, Biodiesel, Others, 30 Jan., 2018 Contact: AltAir Fuels, Tom Todaro, CEO, (843) 720-8920, www.altairfuels.com; Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials, Rolf Hogan, Exec. Dir., +41 22 534 90 50, info@rsb.org, rolf.hogan@rsb.org, www.rsb.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News AltAir Fuels,  Jet Biofuel,  Aviation Biofue,  Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials l,  


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 ,  


SkyNRG, AEG Fuels Supply Aviation Biofuels for Bombardier Demo Flights (Ind. Report, Int'l)
SkyNRG,AEG Fuels,Bombardier
Date: 2017-05-24
Geneva, Switzerland-based SkyNRG and AEG Fuels report they have completed the delivery of sustainable aviation biofuels for the Bombardier Business Aircraft demonstration fleet flying from Amsterdam to the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland. The fuel, which is produced by biorefinery AltAir Fuels, was supplied by SkyNRG and delivered to the KLM Jet Center who performed the re-fueling. This is the first delivery of biofuel completed by AEG Fuels. (Source: AEG Fuels, Bombardier, SkyNRG, 23 May, 2017) Contact: AEG Fuels, Claudia Arnold, (305) 913-5253, carnold@aegfuels.com, www.aegfuels.com; Bombardier, Anna Cristofaro, (514) 855-8678, anna.cristofaro@aero.bombardier.com, www.aero.bompardier.com; SkyNRG, Merel Laroy, +31 6 30833505. merel@skynrg.com, www.sktnerg.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Aviation Biofuels,  SkyNRG,  AEG Fuels,  Bombardier,  


NRC, Air Canada Measuring Biofuel Environmental Impact (Ind. Report)
Air Canada, the National Research Council of Canada
Date: 2017-05-08
Air Canada and the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada are reporting their collaboration on the Civil Aviation Alternate Fuel Contrail and Emissions Research Project, a research project to test the environmental benefits of aviation /jet biofuel. The NRC-led project will measure the environmental impact of biofuels on aircraft contrails -- the trails of water vapour produced at high altitude through the interaction of hot engine exhaust with a cold atmosphere.

During the test period that began last month and that is still underway, selected Air Canada flights between Toronto and Montreal, will by powered by biofuel produced by AltAir Fuels from used cooking oil. The test flights are being followed by a modified CT-133 research jet which samples and tests the contrail biofuel emissions.

Recent research led by NASA in the United States has found that biofuels can cut particle emissions from jet engines by 50 pct to 70 pct. A reduction in the thickness and coverage of contrails produced by the jet engines of aircraft could reduce aviation's impact on the environment, an important beneficial effect of sustainable biofuel usage in aviation.

Download NASA Study Confirms Biofuels Reduce Jet Engine Pollution HERE. (Source: Air Canada, National Research Council Canada, EcoLog, PR, 5 May, 2017)Contact: National Research Council Canada, (902) 426-8250, www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/index.htm; Air Canada, Peter Fitzpatrick , (416) 263-5576, peter.fitzpatrick@aircanada.ca, www.aircanada.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Air Canada ,  National Research Council of Canada,  Biofuel,  Aviation Biofuel,  Aviation Emissions,  


Singapore Airlines Flies First Biofuel-Powered Flights (Int'l)
Singapore Airlines ,AltAir Fuels
Date: 2017-05-05
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and the national air carrier Singapore Airlines (SIA) are jointly reporting the completion of SIA's first flight powered by sustainable biofuels.

The May 3rd flight was the first of 12 "green package" flights the airline is operating over a three-month period on its nonstop San Francisco to Singapore route. The flights will be powered by a combination of hydro-processed esters and fatty acids, a sustainable biofuel produced from used cooking oils, and conventional jet fuel. The biofuel, produced by AltAir Fuels, will be supplied and delivered to San Francisco by SkyNRG in collaboration with North American Fuel Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of China Aviation Oil (Singapore), and EPIC Fuels. (Source: Channel News Asia, Singapore Airlines, PR, 3 May, 2017) Contact: AltAir Fuels, Bryan Sherbacow, CEO, (843) 720-8920, bryan@altairfuels.com, www.altairfuels.com; SkyNRG, +31 (0) 20 470 7020, info@skynerg.com, www.skynrg.com; Singapore Airlines, www.singaporeair.com/corporate

More Low-Carbon Energy News AltAir Fuels,  Singapore Airlines ,  Jet Biofuel,  Aviation Biofuel,  

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