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Air Travelers Prefer Aviation Biofuels Over Env. Tax (Int'l)
International Air Transport Association
Date: 2019-06-24
According to International Air Transport Association (IATA) commissioned research, air passengers support the development of new technologies and sustainable aviation biofuels to reduce aviation carbon emissions rather than the imposition of an "environmental" tax on airline tickets.

The commercial air transport industry is targeting a cap of CO2 emissions through carbon neutral growth from 2020 and aims to halve emissions by 2050, compared to 2005 levels, ensure the aviation industry's compatibility with the Paris climate agreement goals. (Source: International Air Transport Association, Biofuels Int'l, 24 June, 2019)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Aviation Biofuel news,  Carbon Tax news,   news,  


EU Will Miss Aviation Emissions Target, Report Warns (Int'l)
Transport & Environment
Date: 2018-10-08
According to a report prepared for Brussels-based European Federation for Transport and Environment (T&E), the EU will miss its 2030 aviation emissions target by almost 100 million tonnes if it adopts the new, air transport industry backed Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA).

T&E claims CORSIA would allow airlines to offset emissions growth, rather than necessarily reduce it, and offered only "cheap and ineffective" remedies for emissions, which contribute towards climate change. It also noted that CORSIA would save airlines more than €3bn a year compared with expanding an existing scheme.

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the UN agency that developed CORSIA, said the scheme was one part of "ICAO's basket of measures designed to reduce carbon emissions from international aviation" and that improvements in aircraft technology, operations and sustainable aviation fuels would "achieve the international aviation sector's global goal of carbon neutral growth from 2020."

Beginning in 2019, CORSIA will require airlines to monitor, report and verify CO2 emissions to establish a baseline, before a pilot phase from 2021 to 2023 for volunteer states. From 2027, most of ICAO's 191 member states will have to participate. The EU is aiming to cut GHG emissions by 40 pct from 1990 by 2030. (Source: Transport & Environment, Financial Times, Oct., 2018) Contact: Transport & Environment, www.transportenvironment.org; CORSIA, www.iata.org/policy/environment/Pages/corsia.aspx; ICAO, +52 55 52 50 3211, icaonacc@icao.int, www.icao.int

More Low-Carbon Energy News ICAO,  Aviation Emissions,  Climate Change,  Carbon Emissions,  


IATA Calls for EC to Back Alt, Fuels Incentives (Int'l Report)
IATA
Date: 2018-06-04
Further to our 28 February, 2018 coverage, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) is calling for the European Council (EC) and Commission (EU) to back incentives for production of aviation alternative-biofuels as part of an imminent renewable energy directive.

The directive includes specific incentives for EU member countries developing their use in aviation which essentially give it twice as much credit against national targets as alternative fuels in other sectors. The directive, which followed European Commission proposals, now awaits the European Council agreement.

The IATA notes that since the first biofuels flight in 2008 there have been more than 100,000 commercial flights using some blend of alternative fuel. (Source: IATA, Flight Global, 3 June, 2018)Contact: IATA, Michael Gill, Director Aviation Environment, +41 22 770 2967, www.iata.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News IATA,  Jet Biofuel,  Aviation Bifuel,  


Byogy Renewables Secures Path to Commercialization with ASTM Bio-Jet Fuel Specification (Ind. Report)
Byogy
Date: 2018-04-11
In a release, San Jose, California-based biofuel specialist Byogy Renewables reports it welcomes last week's ASTM Alcohol-to-Jet (ATJ) ethanol based specification ballot measure approval.

This jet fuel specification is a direct nexus between the global ethanol industry and the aviation sector, connecting two mature industries that could never be linked in the past. Now ethanol can be used as a feedstock to make renewable jet fuel.

The new ASTM specification allows jet fuel, produced from ethanol under the ATJ process, to be sold commercially on a global basis.

The aviation sector is now subject to global de-carbonization compliance regulations beginning in 2020 under the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). Given such great demand, and now with the ATJ specification in place, a full supply chain exists to effectively scale up and drive production costs down while carbon reduction policies are advanced. (Source: Byogy Renewables, Inc., PR, April, 2018) Contact: Byogy, Kevin Weiss, CEO, (408) 800-7704, www.byogy.com; ASTM International, (610) 832-9585, www.astm.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Byogy,  Bifuel,  ASTM,  Aviation Biofuel,  


IATA Committed to Sustainable Aviation Biofuels (Ind. Report)
IATA
Date: 2018-02-28
In a statement, airline industry group The International Air Transport Association (IATA) rays it foresees over one billion passengers having taken flights powered by a biofuel blend -- aka sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs) -- by 2025. Biofuels are a key to IATA's goal of cutting the airline industry's net carbon emissions by 50 pct compared to 2005 by 2050.

According to IATA, SAF powered flights could reduce the life-cycle carbon emissions of that flight by up to 80 pct. The aviation industry has also vowed to use non-food, sustainable biofuel feedstocks. To that end, the IATA sees government incentives, grants, loan guarantees, support for SAF demonstration plants and supply chain R&D for the production of aviation biofuels as a key to getting the aviation biofuels industry off the ground. (Source: IATA, PR, 27 Feb., 2018) Contact: IATA, +41 22 770 2967, www.iata.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News IATA,  Jet Biofuel,  Aviation Biofuel,  


Egyptians Producing, Testing Jatropha Aviation Biofuel (Int'l)
IATA,Egyptian National Research Centre
Date: 2017-03-01
In Cairo, the Egyptian National Research Centre (ENRC), commissioned by the Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation, reports it has produced and is testing jatropha seed-based aviation biofuel. The oil from Jatropha seeds, which have an oil content of between 20-25 pct., is extracted using organic solvents such as hexane, according to the ENRC.

The ENRC and its researchers are working to support the implementation of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) plan to increase the use use of biofuels and slash aviation carbon dioxide emissions in half by 2050. (Source: Egyptian National Research Centre, SciDev.net, Feb., 2017) Contact: Egyptian National Research Centre, +20 2 3337 1615, www.nrc.sci.eg; IATA, +41 22 770 2967, corpcommis@iata.org, www.iata.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News IATA,  Jatropha,  Biofuel,  Aviation Biofuel,  


Vestas Scores 30-MW Aussies Wind AOM Order (Int'l Report)
Vestas,Windlab,John Laing
Date: 2016-11-16
Vestas is reporting receipt of an order from international wind energy company, Windlab Limited, for the delivery and commissioning of 30-MW of Vestas' V126-3.45 MW turbines for the Kiata wind farm, a project in southeastern Australia in mid 2017. The order includes a five-year Active Output Management (AOM) 4000 service contract under the terms of which Vestas will guarantee a defined level of availability and performance, as well as a SCADA VestasOnline Business for data-driven monitoring and preventive maintenance.

The project is financed by National Australia Bank and UK infrastructure company John Laing Group plc, which will hold almost 75 pct of the project with Windlab retaining the balance. (Source: Vestas, 15 Nov.,2016) Contact: Windlab Ltd., Roger Price, CEO, +27 21 701 1292, www.windlab.com; John Laing Group, +44 (0) 20 7901 3200, enquiries@laing.com, www.laing.com; Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Investor Relations, +45 9730 0000, www.vestas.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vestas,  Windlab,  Wind,  John Laing,  Australia Wind,  

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