Etihad Targeting Net-Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050 (Int'l. Report)
The UAE national air carrier, Etihad Airways, reports plans to halve its 2019 net emission levels by 2035 and achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
The airline plans to reach its goal through a combination of internal initiatives, collaboration with industry partners, carbon offsets and optimized fuel management. Etihad is also committed to sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) biofuelsand is supporting the development of sustainable jet fuel made from municipal waste in Abu Dhabi. (Source: Etihad Airways, Biofuels Int'l. 16 Jan., 2020) Contact: Etihad Airways, Tony Douglas, CEO, Groupwww.etihad.com
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Boeing Environmental Plan Advances Biofuels (Ind. Report)
Aviation industry giant Boeing reports the release of its 2019 Global Environment Report
highlighting how the company is building cleaner, more fuel-efficient airplanes and finding innovative ways to recycle and conserve resources.
In 2018, Boeing unveiled its new environment strategy through 2025 with ambitious goals to innovate products for environmental performance, reduce emissions, waste, and water and energy consumption at work sites, and to work with communities around the globe.
Report highlights include:
Working with Etihad Airways to fly a 787 Dreamliner powered partly by biofuel made from desert plants irrigated with seawater;
Catalyzing development of sustainable aviation fuel and offering customers the option of using biofuel on delivery flights;
Surpassing 2018 targets, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions by up to 7.3 pct at work sites, and others.
(Source: Boeing, 5 June, 2019) Contact: Boeing Environment, Bryan Scott, VP, Environment, Holly Braithwaite,
Mobile: +1 206-900-3962, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.boeing.com
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Etihad Airways Cuts Carbon Emissions (Int'l., Ind. Report)
In Dubai, Etihad Airways reports it reduced its carbon emissions by 148,000 tonnes in 2018, as it used more fuel-efficient aircraft to help meet its emissions and sustainability goals.
The savings are equivalent to around 1,236 flights between Abu Dhabi and Barcelona, or the removal of over 10,200 cars off the road, the airline said, without qualifying whether the emissions had to do with its reduced fleet size. (Source: Etihad Airways, Gulf News Aviation, 7 May, 2019) Contact: Etihad Aviation Group, Corporate Affairs, +971 50 818 9596, www.theetihadaviationgroup.com
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Etihad Flies First Flight Using UAE-made Biofuel (Int'l. Report)
Following up on our November 3rd, 2017 coverage, Abu Dhabi, UEA-based Etihad Airways reports it has flown the world's first commercial flight using locally produced sustainable biofuel derived from plants grown in saltwater.
The biofuel was produced in the UAE by the not-for-profit Masdar Institute of Science and Technology's Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC), a part of the Khalifa University of Science and Technology.
The biofuel fuel was derived from oil in Salicornia plants grown on the two-hectare Seawater Energy and Agriculture System (SEAS) farm -- a desert ecosystem designed to produce fuel and food in saltwater -- in Masdar City.
(Source: Etihad Airways, Trade Arabia News, 17 Jan., 2019)Contact: Etihad Aviation Group, Corporate Affairs, +971 50 818 9596, www.theetihadaviationgroup.com, www.etihad.com; Masdar Institute of Science and Technology Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC), Masdar Institute, Shaima Al Jarman, Marketing & Communications, +971 02 8109365, email@example.com, www.masdar.ac.ae
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Etihad Airways Cuts Carbon Emissions in 2017 (Int'l. Report)
Abu Dhabi, UEA-based Etihad Airways is reporting the elimination of approximately 195,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions in 2017, thanks to
numerous improvements aimed at enhancing operational efficiencies, cutting fuel consumption, and flight plan adjustments. The 3.3 pct drop in emissions is tequivalent to 850 flights between Abu Dhabi and London.
The 2017 flight plan adjustments across the network reduced approximately 900 hours of flying time, leading to a saving of 5,400 tonnes of fuel and eliminating approximately 17,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
Last year, Etihad Airways also retired several older aircraft in favour of the fuel efficient Boeing 787.
(Source: Etihad Aviation, PR, Zawya, 1 April, 2018) Contact: Etihad Aviation Group, Corporate Affairs, +971 50 818 9596, firstname.lastname@example.org,
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Masdar's Salicornia Jet Biofuels Project Underway (Int'l, R&D)
Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
In Abu Dubai, the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology's Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC) is reporting the harvesting of its first crop of oil-rich Salicornia grown at the site of the Seawater Energy and Agriculture System (SEAS) pilot in Masdar City . The crop is part of an aviation biofuel pilot project based around the use of brackish water or seawater and supported by Etihad Airways, Boeing, Takreer, Safran, and General Electric.
The clean Salicornia oil is to be processed at the Takreer Research Center for conversion into aviation biofuel to be mixed at low concentration with regular jet fuel.
(Source: Masdar, 30 Oct., 2017) Contact: Masdar Institute, Shaima Al Jarman, Marketing & Communications, +971 02 8109365, email@example.com, www.masdar.ac.ae
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