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Univ. of Alberta Wins $1.6Mn for Jet Biofuel R&D (Funding, R&D)
Natural Resources Canada
Date: 2019-09-09
University of Alberta Bioresource scientist David Bressler's work on renewable jet fuels is among 23 projects receiving $27 million in funding from Natural Resource Canada's Western Economic Diversification Canada. Bressler's lab scored $1.6 million to help with the $6.2-million project, which also includes funding from Alberta Innovates, private investors and other funding.

With a biofuel research platform dating back to 2003, Bressler's lab has been the focal point of a push to test and validate renewable jet fuels. Oakville, Ontario-based Forge Hydrocarbons, a TEC Edmonton spinoff company based on Bressler's research, is already building a commercial plant. (Source: Univ. of Alberta, Sept., 2019) Contact: University of Alberta, David Bressler, TEC Edmonton, 780.492.8977, info@tecedmonton.com, www.tecedmonton.com; Forge Hydrocarbons, (905) 518-7786, www.forgehc.com; Natural Resource Canada's Western Economic Diversification Canada, www.wd-deo.gc.ca

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


Avfuel Supplying Aviation SAF at Jackson Hole Demo (Ind. Report)
Avfuel Corporation
Date: 2019-08-26
Ann Arbor, Michigan-based aviation fuels and services provider Avfuel Corporation reports it will supply 7,300 gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to operators flying in and out of Jackson Hole Aviation airfield on September 3 and 4. The initiative is part of a demonstration event to encourage further commercial-scale SAF production and use.

According to Avfuel, "We're committed to raising awareness on the viability of sustainable aviation fuel. Events like these show that the product exists, it is safe, it is simply jet fuel and it provides a great benefit to our environment. By raising awareness, we're hoping to garner commitments from more operators to use SAF and present those commitments to producers, in essence saying -- "Here are our customers. The demand is there. We simply need the supply." (Source: Avfuel Corporation, PR, 26 Aug., 2019) Contact: Avfuel Corp., Keith Sawyer, Alt. Fuels Manager, (734) 663-6466, www.avfuel.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Avfuel news,  Aviation Biofuel news,  Jet Biofuel news,  SAF news,  


Lufthansa Launches Sustainable Aviation Fuel Carbon Offsetting Platform (Int'l., Ind. Report)
Lufthansa
Date: 2019-08-21
In Berlin, German airline Lufthansa's Innovation Hub is reporting the launch of its "Compensaid" sustainability platform focused on carbon-neutral sustainable renewable fuels (SAF). The new platform will allow airline passengers to offset their individual carbon footprint by using SAF, reducing up to 80 pct of their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

"Compensaid" combines a global airline flight tracking tool with a sustainability platform that makes it possible to directly offset individual CO2 emissions. The platform offers two options for carbon offsetting -- the option to replace fossil fuel with SAF, which is calculated through a market-based surcharge on flights, or the alternative is to use Compensaid to support a reforestation project in Nicaragua, reducing CO2 emissions in the long-term. (Source: Lufthansa, Biofuels Int'l., 20 Aug., 2019) Contact: Lufthansa Innovation Hub, Gleb Tritus, Dir., https://de.linkedin.com/in/glebtritus, welcome@lh-innovationhub.com; www.lh-innovationhub.com, www.lufthansagroup.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Aviation Biofuel,  Sustainable Fuel,  Jet Biofuel,  Lufthansa,  Carbon Offsetting,  Carbon Offset,  


Finnair Touts First "Push for Change" Biofuel Flights (Int'l)
Finnair,SkyNRG
Date: 2019-08-07
Finnair reports it's first biofuel flights -- August 5th and 7th from Sanfrancisco to Helsinki -- backed by its "Push for Change" carbon decreasing initiative. The flights were fueled with a 12 pct biofuel mix reducing the total C02 emissions for the two flights by approximately 32 tons.

Finnair's biofuels partners in San Francisco are SkyNRG and World Energy; Shell Aviation has provided logistics and supply chain support for the project. The sustainable biofuel was produced from used cooking oil in California. Additional information on Finnair’s Push for Change initiative, including the options to purchase biofuel for future flights as well as the offsetting of carbon emissions through certified projects, can be found on Finnair.com's "Push for hange" site. (Source: Finnair, Travel Daily News, 6 Aug., 2019) Contact: Finnair, Arja Suominen, SVP, Communications, Kati Ihamaki, Director Corporate Sustainability, www.finnair.com; SkyNRG, Maarten van Dijk, Director, Merel Laroy, +31 6 3083 3505, merel@skynrg.com, www.sktnerg.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Aviation Biofuel,  Jet Biofuel,  Finnair,  SkyNRG,  


EgyptAir Operates Record Sustainable Jet Fueled Flight (Int'l.)
EgyptAir, World Energy,
Date: 2019-07-29
In Cairo, Egypt's national air carrier, EgyptAir is reporting receipt of its newest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. The Dreamliner flew 10,973 kilometres from Seattle to Cairo fueled solely by sustainable aviation fuel to become the world's longest sustainable flight.

EgyptAir is the first operator to use Boeing's new sustainable fuel delivery program that gives airlines the option to pick biofuel for aircraft delivery flights. Sustainable aviation fuels have been shown to help reduce aircraft CO2 emissions by up to 80 per cent. The biodiesel biofuel used to power the Dreamliner was created from agricultural waste by Boston-headquartered World Energy at its Paramount, California facility which was designed to produce renewable jet fuel on a commercial scale. (Source: EgyptAir, N Lifestyle, 28 July, 2019) Contact: World Energy, 617-889-7300, Fax: 617-887-2411, info@worldenergy.net, www.worldenergy.net

More Low-Carbon Energy News EgyptAir,  Jet Biofuel,  Aviation Biofuel,  World Energy ,  


Avinor Purchasing Norwegian Woody Biomass Jet Biofuel (Int'l)
Quantafuel,Avinor
Date: 2019-06-28
In Oslo, Norway's state-owned airport operator Avinor reports it will purchase more than €827,000 of Norwegian produced woody biomass-based aviation biofuel produced by Quantafuel.

Quantafuel's technology produces liquid fuel from biomass, which is comprised of solid wood in the form of chips, sawdust and other qualities. Quantafuel's biomass-to-liquid pilot plant will be located in eastern Norway, according to Avinor. Success of the pilot project will enable Quantafuel to consider a full-scale plant, with preliminary capacity targets of at least 7-9 million lpy of fuel. (Source: Quantafuel, Biofuel Int'l., 27 June, 2019) Contact: Quantafuel, Kjetil Bohn, CEO, contact@quantafuel.com, www.quantafuel.com; Avinor, Dag Falk-Petersen, CEO, www.avinor.no/en

More Low-Carbon Energy News Aviation Biofuel,  Avinor,  


Boeing Environmental Plan Advances Biofuels (Ind. Report)
Boeing
Date: 2019-06-07
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, holly.braithwaite@boeing.com, www.boeing.com

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


  • KLM Secures Large Sustainable Aviation Fuel Uptake (Int'l Report)
    KLM, SkyNRG
    Date: 2019-05-29
    Dutch air carrier KLM is reporting a 10-year agreement for the development and purchase of 75,000 tpy of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The agreement is in keeping with KLM's sustainability ambitions and will reduce its CO2 emissions by 200,000 tpy.

    KLM serves as one of the partners in a collaborative project -- called DSL-01 -- that will develop Europe's first dedicated SAF production plant which is expected to open in 2022 and produce 100,000 tpy of SAF and 15,000 tpy of bioLPG as a byproduct. Other partners in the project, which is expected to come in at roughly €260 million ($290 million), include Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, SkyNRG, and SHV Energy, a global LPG distribution company.

    SAF delivers a CO2 reduction of at least 85 pct compared with fossil fuel and contributes to a significant decrease in ultra-fine particles and sulfur emissions. (Source: KLM, AIN Online, 28 May, 2019) Contact:SkyNRG, Maarten van Dijk, Director, Merel Laroy, +31 6 3083 3505. merel@skynrg.com, www.sktnerg.com; KLM Corporate Office, www.klm.com/Office

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


    SkyNRG Developing European Sustainable Jet Biofuel Plant (Int'l)
    SkyNRG
    Date: 2019-05-27
    Further to our 10 Sept., 2018 report, Geneva, Switzerland-base aviation biofuel specialist SkyNRG is reporting it will develop Europe's first sustainable aviation fuel production plant in the Dutch province of Groningen. The new facility will use regionally sourced waste streams, such as used cooking oil to produce sustainable fuel and bio propane for KLM and SHV Energy respectively.

    Starting in 2022, the facility will produce 100,000 tpy of sustainable fuel which translates into the aviation industry reducing its CO2 emissions with 270,000 tpy year. The aviation industry is currently responsible for more than 2 pct of the global CO2 emissions.

    Compared with conventional jet fuel, SkyNRG's state of the art facility reduces life cycle CO2 emissions by at least 85 pct In addition, flights using sustainable aviation fuel create significantly less emissions of ultrafine particles and sulphur. (Source: SkyNRG, Climate-KIC, 27 May, 2019)Contact: SkyNRG, Maarten van Dijk, Director, Merel Laroy, +31 6 3083 3505. merel@skynrg.com, www.sktnerg.com

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


    Air BP, Neste Partnering on Aviation Biofuels (Int'l Report)
    Neste, Air BP
    Date: 2019-04-15
    Helsinki-headquartered Neste, the world's largest producer of renewable diesel fuel reports it is joining Air BP, a leading aviation fuel products and services supplier, to develop a robust supply chain for aviation biofuels in Sweden.

    "Sweden is becoming a leading country in decarbonizing aviation with its proposal to introduce a greenhouse gas reduction mandate for aviation fuel sold in Sweden. Together with Air BP we are able to support air transport in Sweden in their efforts, and this collaboration gives both of us valuable insight into developing similar supply chains to decarbonize aviation in other markets," according to Neste President and CEO Peter Vanacker.

    Air BP is the specialised aviation division of BP. Air BP services are available at over 1000 airport locations in 70 countries and serves airlines, commercial aviation and general aviation.

    Neste MY Renewable Diesel is a cost competitive, low-carbon fuel produced from 100 pct renewable and sustainable raw materials that cuts greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80 pct compared to petroleum diesel. (Source: Air BP, Innovators, 15 April, 2019) Contact: Air BP, Jon Platt, CEO, +27 (11) 488 5111, www.bp.com/en/global/bp-air.html; Neste, +358 10 458 4128, www.neste.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Aviation Biofuel,  Jet Biofuel,  Neste,  BP,  


    Chinese Researchers Claim Biomass Jet Biofuel Breakthrough (Int'l)
    Aviation Biofuel
    Date: 2019-03-25
    Researchers at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics in China report finding a way to convert plant waste from agriculture and timber woody biomass into high-density aviation fuel that can be used as either a wholesale replacement fuel or as an additive to improve the efficiency of other jet fuels. The research was published in the journal of Joule.

    Cellulose, an abundant polymer that forms the cell walls of plants is the main component in the new biofuel. Although the researchers produced the biofuel at a laboratory scale they believe that the process' cheap, abundant cellulose feedstock, fewer production steps, and lower energy cost and consumption mean it will soon be ready for commercial use. They also predict it will yield higher profits than conventional aviation fuel due to lower production costs. (Source: Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, ANI, Green Car Congress, Siasat Daily, 23 Mar., 2019) Contact: Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Ning Li, +86 411- 8437-9598, english.dicp.cas.cn

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


    Etihad Flies First Flight Using UAE-made Biofuel (Int'l. Report)
    Etihad Airways
    Date: 2019-01-18
    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, saljarman@masdar.ac.ae, www.masdar.ac.ae

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Etihad Airways,  Green Fuel,  Jet Biofuel,  Aviation Biofuel,  


    JAL Commits to Sustainable Aviation Biofuel Flights (Int'l)
    Japan Airlines
    Date: 2019-01-09
    Japan Airlines (JAL) is reporting it plans to operate select flights from San Francisco to Tokyo (Haneda Airport) with an aircraft fueled by sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supplied by Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K., beginning the month. In January 2009, JAL operated a test flight in Japan with SAF using a mixture of three second-generation biofuel feedstocks and in November 2017, the airline operated a passenger flight with SAF from Chicago to Tokyo. The airline also reports it plans to operate a charter flight with SAF made from recycled clothes.

    The SAF initiative is part of JAL's Medium Term Management Plan to actively contribute and tackle Global Sustainable Development Goals, including the reduction of CO2 emissions. (Source: Japan Airlines, PR, 8 Jan., 2019)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Aviation Biofuel news,  Jet Biofuel news,  Sustainable Aviation Fuel news,  


    Japanese Woody Biomass Jet Fuel Demo Construction Underway (Int'l)
    Fischer-Tropsch,Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
    Date: 2019-01-02
    In December, a Japanese consortium led by Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd., CEPCO, Toyo Engineering Corp., the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), with support from the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), touted a planned demonstration facility that integrates high-performance entrained-flow gasification technology and Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) synthesis for the production of jet fuel from woody biomass. The consortium of the demo project is now underway for an expected trial production run later this year.

    When fully operational, the the demo facility will potentially process 0.7 tpd of woody biomass to produce about 20 lpd of "neat" biojet fuel. MHPS will be responsible for the entrained-bed gasification technology, Toyo for micro-channel F-T synthesis technology and the reforming of the synthesized oil, CEPCO for equipment operation and fuel procurement, and JAXA for evaluation of combustion characteristics.

    MHPS notes it has been developing coal-gasification technology since the 1980s, and has established high-performance gasification furnace technology. (Source: MHPS, Chemical Engineering, 1 Jan., 2019) Contact: MHPS, www.mhps.com; NEDO, www.nedo.go.jp; JAXA, global.jaxa.jp

    More Low-Carbon Energy News JAXA,  Fischer-Tropsch,  Woody Biomass,  Jet Biofuel,  Mitsubishi Hitachi Power ,  


    Finnair Touts Biofuel, CO2 Emissions Offset Service (Int'l)
    Finnair,Nordic Environment Finance Corporation
    Date: 2018-12-12
    Further to our July 30th coverage, Finland's national air carrier Finnair reports it will offer a new service allowing customers to offset the CO2 emissions of their flights by funding emissions reduction projects or carbon sinks, or by supporting the use of biofuels, beginning in early 2019. Finnair's partners for its offset service will include Dutch SkyNRG company and for emission reduction projects, Finnairand the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO), an international financial institution backed by the Nordic states.

    The Helsinki-headquartered airline is part of an initiative driven by Shell, SkyNRG, World Energy, San Francisco Airport and several other airlines, which aims to pave the way for a longer term, more resilient supply chain for sustainable aviation fuels, and thus supporting the aviation industry's common CO2 emission reduction targets. (Source: Finnair, Travel Daily, 10 Dec., 2018) Contact: Finnair, Kati Ihamaki, Director, Corporate Sustainability, www.finnair.com; Nordic Environment Finance Corporation, www.nefco.org; www.nefco.org; SkyNRG, Maarten van Dijk, Director, Merel Laroy, +31 6 3083 3505, merel@skynrg.com, www.sktnerg.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News SkyNRG,  Finnair,  Jet Biofuel,  Aviation Biofuel,  Carbon Emissions,  ,  


    British Airways Announces Sustainable Fuels Challenge (Int'l)
    British Airways
    Date: 2018-12-05
    In the UK, air carrier British Airways, In collaboration with Cranfield University, is touting its new "BA 2119: Future of Fuels" challenge aimed at encouraging academics across the U.K. to develop a sustainable alternative fuel able to power a commercial aircraft on a long-haul flight, with up to 300 customers and zero net emissions. BA's challenge is the first time the industry has tasked experts from both aerospace and fuel fields to work in collaboration to tackle this environmental issue.

    The Challenge winning team will receive £25,000 ($31,000) to support further research and a commitment from British Airways to work together to advance the idea. Nominations will be judged by a panel of industry experts based on the potential carbon reduction, innovation, value to the U.K. economy and feasibility of the idea.

    As an early proponent of renewable jet fuels, IAG -- BA's parent company -- has committed to invest as much as $400 million on alternative sustainable fuel development over the next 20 years -- the highest ever financial commitment from an airline group. (Source: British Airways, Airline Geeks, 3 Dec., 2018) Contact: British Airways, www.britishairways.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Jet Biofuel,  Aviation Biofuel,  Biofuel,  Sustainable Fuel,  Renewable Fuel,  


    euglena to Mass Produce Algae Jet Biofuel in Japan (Int'l)
    euglena
    Date: 2018-11-05
    Further to our May 22md coverage, Tokyo-headquartered Japanese biotechnology company euglena reports it is set to begin mass production of algae and waste oil based jet biofuel and biodiesel with the completion of its refinery plant in Yokohama.

    The Yokohama facility has a production capacity of 125 kiloliters of jet biofuel and ASTM certified biodiesel per year, increasing to 250,000 kiloliters per year by 2025.

    The company has partnered with aviation group ANA Holdings with the aim of fueling their commercial international flights departing from Japan by 2020. Euglena is also planning to offer bio jet fuel to other companies taking off from Japan. ANA will support euglena to develop the airport infrastructure to supply aircraft. (Source: euglena, Nikkei, 3 Nov., 2018) Contact: euglena, Mitsuru Izumo, CEO, www.euglena.jp/en

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Algae Biofuel,  euglena,  Jet Biofuel,  Biofuel,  


    Business Jets Fuel Green: A Step Toward Sustainability (Conferences & Events)
    Jet Biofuel
    Date: 2018-10-17
    A coalition of international aviation organizations is reporting its up-coming Business Jets Fuel Green: A Step Toward Sustainability event scheduled for Jan. 17, 2019, at the Van Nuys Airport (VNY) in Southern California. According to the organizers, the upcoming event reaffirms the general aviation industry's commitment to advancing the development and adoption of Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel (SAJF). The event will demonstrate that SAJF can become a mainstream, drop-in alternative for today's general aviation aircraft. Jet fuel blended with SAJF will be available from VNY's four fixed-based operators during the event. Download event details HERE

    According to the Montreal-headquartered Intl Business Aviation Council (IBAC) Director General Kurt Edwards, "The global business aviation industry has committed to mitigating and ultimately reducing its carbon emissions through a number of measures, including operational improvements and new technologies. Sustainable aviation fuel is a central technology that will propel us to meet our goals. IBAC commends the initiative at Van Nuys Airport as a solid first step with many more to come as business aviation, always on the cutting edge of technology, takes up such fuels."

    Download the Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel Initiative & Business Aviation Guide HERE Source: National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Oct 16, 2018) Contact: NBAA, (202) 783-9000, Fax: (202) 331-8364, info@nbaa.org, www.nbaa.org; Intl Business Aviation Council, (514) 954-6161, info@ibac.org, www.ibac.org

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


    Neste, Air BP Seal Green Jet Fuel Cooperation Deal (Int'l)
    Neste,Air BP
    Date: 2018-10-12
    Biofuels specialist Neste and aviation fuel supplier Air BP report they are partnering to scale up the fledgling supply chain for sustainable jet fuels made from waste-based feedstocks and will work together to introduce a co-branded sustainable aviation fuel to market at airports through Air BP's global network.

    Neste's MY Renewable Jet Fuel has been used in thousands of commercial flights. Similarly, Air BP has supplied its BP Biojet product at 10 airports across the Nordic countries since 2014.

    The aviation industry is facing mounting pressure to curb emissions ahead of the introduction of the UN-backed CORSIA offsetting scheme, which is set to impose a carbon price on a growing number of airlines with a view to ensuring the sector delivers on its goals of securing 'carbon neutral growth' from 2020 and cutting net aviation emissions in half by 2050. (Source: Neste, BusinessGreen, Others, 11 Oct., 2018) Contact: Neste, Kaisa Hietala, Executive VP, Renewable Products, +358 10 458 4128, www.neste.com; BP Air, www.bp.com/en/global/bp-air.html

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Neste,  Air BP,  Aviation Biofuel,  Jet Biofuel,  


    Norway Mandates Advanced Jet Biofuel from 2020 (Int'l. Report)
    Norway
    Date: 2018-10-05
    In Oslo, Reuters is reporting the Norwegian minority centre-right government Ministry of Climate and Environment has announced that the aviation industry will be required to mix 0.5 pct advanced biofuel -- excluding palm oil -- into its jet fuel beginning in 2020. (Source: Norway Ministry of Climate and Environment, Reuters, 4 Oct., 2018) Contact: Norway Ministry of Climate and Environment, +47 22 24 90 90, postmottak@kld.dep.no, www.regjeringen.no/en/dep/kld/id668/

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Jet Biofuel,  Advanced Biofuel,  


    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,  ,  


    Australian Jet Biofuel Delivery Trial Success Announced (Int'l)
    Virgin Australia
    Date: 2018-09-12
    In the Land Down Under, Brisbane Airport is confirming the successful delivery of jet biofuel through the airport's regular fuel system.

    The trial, which involved the delivery of approximately 20,000 litres of jet biofuel imported from the US, was intended to show potential biofuel producers that their product could be mixed with traditional aviation fuels and piped through the Brisbane Airport fueling system to end users.

    In October, 2017, Virgin (Airlines) Australia announced a two-year project with Brisbane airport, US renewable fuel supplier Gevo and the Queensland Government and worked on the trial with supply partners Caltex and DB Schenker. The first test saw a biofuel blend pumped to 195 domestic and international flights that traveled more than 430,000 kilometres. Additional trials are expected over the next 12 to 18 months. (Source: Virgin Australia, Virgin, Airline Ratings, Sept., 2018) Contact: GEVO, Pat Gruber, CEO, (303) 858-3358, info@gevo.com, www.gevo.com; Virgin Australia, +61 7 3295 2296, www.virginaustralia.com/uk; Brisbane Airport, https://bne.com.au

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


    Indian Jatropha Biofuel Blend Flight Completed (Int'l. Report)
    Jet Biofuel
    Date: 2018-08-27
    India's first ever biofuel flight, operated by SpiceJet, completed its maiden trip toda. A 78-seater aircraft Bombardier Q400 aircraft, partially using biojet fuel, took off from Dehradun and landed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi.

    The biofuel for the flight was developed and tested by Dehradun-based CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum. SpiceJet's biofuel is a mix of the oil extracted from the seeds of Jatropha plant and regular aviation turbine fuel, the airline said. (Source: SpiceJet, NDTV, DNA, 27 Aug., 2018) Contact: CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum, +91 135 252 5722, www.iip.res.in

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Aviation Biofuel,  Jet Biofuel,  Jatropha biofuel,  


    Geneva Airport Grounds Renewable Jet Fuel Project (Int'l Report)
    Neste
    Date: 2018-08-24
    Helsinki-headquartered renewable fuel producer Neste Oyj reports that due to funding shortfalls Geneva Airport has decided not to proceed with its September, 2017 plan to replace 1 pct of the conventional jet fuel used for aircraft with renewable jet fuel in a pilot project with Neste.

    Neste also reports it will continue renewable jet fuel production as planned and volumes will increase year-on-year. With the company's planned additional 1 million ton renewable product capacity in Singapore, renewable jet fuel production is estimated to increase significantly by 2022.

    Under the umbrella of Neste Green Hub, Neste continues efforts linked to the reduction of CO2 emissions in aviation and to support the objectives set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for carbon-neutral growth in aviation from 2020.

    Neste Green Hub connects key stakeholders and creates a platform where airports, solutions providers, airlines, authorities, local community and passengers all unite and contribute to more sustainable traveling. Neste MY Renewable Jet Fuel is an essential element in the Green Hub initiative. (Source: Neste, euronews, 22 Aug., 2018) Contact: Neste, Kaisa Hietala, Executive VP, Renewable Products, +358 10 458 4128, www.neste.com

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


    NEXT Energy Pitching Oregon Biofuel Plant Proposal (Ind. Report)
    NEXT Energy
    Date: 2018-08-24
    NEXT Energy is proposing a $1.1 billion, 37,500 bpd second generation advanced biofuel -- renewable diesel -- green jet fuel -- production facility for Port Westward , Columbia County, Oregon. If approved, the project would be the largest renewable fuel center in North America, according to NEXT Energy.

    As proposed, NEXT Energy would construct a new site on an 80 acre port-owned property and, when fully operational, employ about 210 Columbia County area workers at an average wage of $78,000. The company also claims it would not seek tax concessions from the county. The plant would produce "second generation advanced biofuel" made from renewable feedstock like vegetable oils, animal fats and used cooking oil. The feedstock and finished fuel product would be shipped in and out by barge, according to the project proposal. (Source: NEXT Energy, Columbia County Spotlight, 23 Aug., 2018)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Fuel,  NEXT Energy,  Jet Biofuel,  Biodiesel ,  


    Ottawa Launches Green Jet Fuel Innovation Competition (Ind. Report)
    Biofuel
    Date: 2018-08-20
    The Canadian Minister of Natural Resources, the Hon. Amarjeet Sohi has launched the Canadian Federal (Liberal) government's initiative to support and encourage Canadian innovation in the field of low-carbon aviation biofuels.

    Under the 18-month competition, innovators can win $2 million apiece for four teams that develop the most innovative solutions to produce economical and environmentally sustainable aviation fuel. An additional $5 million grand prize is on the line, as well as a Cross-Canada Flight Competition where the first to fuel a Canadian commercial flight using a minimum 10 pct blend of Canadian-made biojet fuel will win $1 million.

    The Canadian aviation industry has targeted a 50 pct reduction in CO2 emissions by 2050. (Source: Natural Resources Canada, Global News, 18 Aug., 2018) Contact: Natural Resources Canada, Hon. Amarjeet Sohi, Minister, 613-992-1013, Amarjeet.Sohi@parl.gc.ca , amarjeetsohi.ca, https://pm.gc.ca/eng/minister/honourable-amarjeet-sohi

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Aviation Biofuel,  Jet Biofuel,  Green Fuel,  


    Red Rock Biofuels Lakeview Plant Construction Underway (Ind. Report)
    Red Rock Biofuel
    Date: 2018-07-27
    Fort Collins, Colorado-based Red Rock Biofuels, a developer of renewable jet and diesel fuel bio-refineries, reports its new $320 million project has officially broken ground in Lakeview, Colorado. The plant will convert biomass waste products such as agriculture waste, pine needles and other biomass into jet fuel at the rate of 15 million gpy.

    According to Red Rock, the primary clientele is expected to be Southwest Airlines and Federal Express, which recently signed contracts with Red Rock. Fuel deliveries are expected to begin before December, 2020.

    Through a proprietary integration of existing technologies, RRB makes the long-commercialized Fischer-Tropsch process economic at the biomass scale, according to the compay's website. (Source: Red Rock Biofuels, Lake County Examiner, 25 July, 2018) Contact: Red Rock Biofuel, Terry Kulesa, CEO, (970) 223-6766, tkulesa@redrockbio.com, www.redrockbio.com.

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    SAS, Preem Partnering on Aviation Biofuels (Int'l Report)
    SAS,PREEM
    Date: 2018-07-16
    Reporting from Stockholm, Scandinavian airline SAS and Sweden's largest fuel company PREEM have inked a Letter of Intent to partner on the production of renewable jet fuel from forestry residue and other biomass wastes.

    Production is slated to get underway at PREEM's expanded Gothenburg refinery in 2022, with the total capacity for biofuels to be more than 264 million gpy of which a subset will be biojet fuel.

    SAS has set a target to use all renewable jet fuel in its domestic flights by 2030. Preem's goal is to manufacture 3 million cubic meters (793 million gpy of biofuels by 2030. SAS and PREEM intend to enter more detailed and binding agreements by this September. Preem is also planning a separate project that, together with new hydrogen production plants, will increase the company's renewable fuel production capacity by 60 pct. (Source: PREEM, SAS, GreenCar Congress, 14 July, 2018) Contact: SAS, https://sasgroup.net; PREEM, Petter Holland, CEO, Pres., +46 (0) 10 459 1000, www.preem.se/en/in-english

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Fuel,  SAS ,  PREEM,  Jet Biofuel,  Aviation Biofuel,  


    GEVO, Avfuel Ink Renewable Jet Fuel Supply Deal (Ind. Report)
    GEVO
    Date: 2018-06-22
    Englewood, Colorado-based isobutanol specialist GEVO Inc. reports it has inked an agreement to supply its renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) to global aviation fuel supplier Avfuel Corporation, effective July 1, 2018. Avfuel services over 3,000 locations worldwide. The Supply Agreement with Avfuel is GEVO's first long-term commercial supply agreement for its ATJ.

    Iniially, GEVO will supply Avfuel from its 70,000 gpy hydrocarbon processing facility in Silsbee, Texas. GEVO expects to construct a larger-scale hydrocarbon facility at its existing ethanol and isobutanol production facility located in Luverne, Minnesota, subject to financing. Upon completion of the Luverne Hydrocarbon Facility, GEVO would supply Avfuel with larger volumes of ATJ, ramping up to 1,000,000 gpy of unblended ATJ which, when blended with conventional jet fuel, would produce many millions of gallons of finished ASTM D1655 jet-fuel product.. (Source: GEVO, PR, 21 June, 2018) Contact: Avfuel Corporation , Craig Sincock, Pres., CEO, Marci Ammerman, VCP Marketing, (734) 663-6466, mammerman@avfuel.com, www.avfuel.com; GEVO, Pat Gruber, CEO, (303) 858-3358, info@gevo.com, www.gevo.com

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    Cathay Pacific Delivering Aircraft on Jet Biofuel Blend (Ind. Report)
    Cathay Pacific,Fulcrum BioEnergy
    Date: 2018-06-06
    Hong Kong-headquartered air carrier Cathay Pacific reports it will use a 10 pct blend of alternative jet biofuel to deliver new of 20 Airbus A350-1000 aircraft to Hong Kong over the next 4 years. The first A350-1000 will depart Airbus headquarters in Toulouse on 19 June. A further seven aircraft are due for delivery by the end of 2018.

    In 2014, Cathay Pacific became an equity investor in US-based Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc., which focuses on turning municipal solid waste into sustainable aviation fuel. As previously reported, Fulcrum broke ground on its first commercial-scale plant last month in Nevada. When fully operational in 202, the plant is expected to produce approximately 10 million gpy. (Source: Cathay Pacific, 4 June, 2018)Contact: Cathay Pacific, Rupert Hogg, CEO, www.cathaypacific.com; Fulcrum Bioenergy Inc, Rick Barraza, VP Administration, (925) 224-8244, rbarraza@fulcrum-bioenergy.com, www.fulcrum-bioenergy.com, www.facebook.com/fulcrumbioenergy

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    Shell, SkyNRG Collaborating on Sustainable Aviation Fuel (Ind. Report)
    Shell Aviation,SkyNRG
    Date: 2018-06-06
    Shell Aviation and Geneva, Switzerland-based SkyNRG are reporting a long term strategic collaboration aimed at promoting and developing long-term opportunities for low-carbon sustainable aviation fuel. The two firms will jointly fund the effort, according to the release.

    SkyNRG, which blends and distributes sustainable aviation fuel as well as developing regional supply chains, has supplied sustainable aviation fuel to more than 25 airlines worldwide, according to the release.

    Shell Aviation is a leading aviation fuel and lubricants supplier, delivering fuel to around 850 airports in 32 countries, according to the release. (Source: Shell Aviation, Bifuels Int'l, June, 2018) Contact: SkyNRG, Maarten van Dijk, CEO. Shell Aviation, Anne Anderson, VP, Merel Laroy, +31 6 30833505, merel@skynrg.com, www.sktnerg.com; Shell Aviation,www.shell.com/business-customers/aviation.html

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    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

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    Sea-Tac, Partners Promoting Sustainable Aviation Biofuels (Ind. Report)
    Sea-Tac
    Date: 2018-05-02
    In Washington State, the Port of Seattle is reporting that Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Horizon Airlines, Spirit Airlines and others will collaborate on a work plan for providing all airlines at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) with access to sustainable aviation biofuel.

    The partners will work to meet the specific sustainable aviation fuel timetable and goals approved by the Port of Seattle Commission in December 2017 -- a minimum of 10 pct of sustainable jet fuel to be produced locally from sustainable sources within 10 years, increasing to 50 pct by 2050.

    Airlines at Sea-Tac are projected to use about 700 million gpy of jet fuel. A 10 pct reduction would eliminate the equivalent of 682,500 metric tpy of airlines greenhouse gas emissions. (Source: Seattle Tacoma Airport, PR, May 1, 2018) Contact: Seattle Tacoma Airport, (206) 787-5388, www.portseattle.org/sea-tac

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    Byogy Renewables Secures Path to Commercialization With Historic ASTM Bio-Jet Fuel Specification
    Byogy Renewables
    Date: 2018-03-30
    San Jose, California-based biofuel producer Byogy Renewables is reporting last week's ASTM Alcohol To Jet (ATJ) ethanol based specification ballot measure approval, to produce "full replacement" renewable aviation jet fuels. With this jet fuel specification ethanol can be used as a feedstock to make renewable jet fuel.

    As the pioneer of the ATJ process, Byogy is one of the few companies that produce full replacement fuels, as opposed to only blend-stock products. Significantly, Byogy's fuels may ultimately be able to be distributed into the existing fossil fuel infrastructure at any point and at any ratio without tracking. This will allow carbon credit accounting to take place at the production source, similar to the carbon credit bookkeeping of the wind and solar industries. The new specification modifies a previous ATJ specification to allow ethanol as a feedstock with a maximum final fuel blend of 50 pct, according to Byogy. (Source: Byogy Renewables, Inc., Kevin Weiss, CEO, (408) 800-7704, www.byogy.com; ASTM, www.astm.org

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    GE Aviation Testing with GEVO ATJ Jet Biofuel (Ind. Report)
    GEVO
    Date: 2017-12-22
    As previously reported, Englewood, Colorado-based isobutanol producer GEVO, Inc. has announced that GE Aviation has begun jet engine combustor element testing with a jet fuel constituted 100 pct of company's renewable ATJ. The testing is part of the FAA's Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise (CLEEN) initiative to support the advancement of new aircraft, engine know-hows, and to develop sustainable alternative jet fuels.

    Bio-based hydrocarbon fuels exhibit similar performance features to commonly used petroleum-based fuels but with decreases in particulate matter and other air quality linked emissions. Certain bio-based jet fuels, like GEVO's ATJ, have the prospect to enhance performance, like offering increased energy density which turns into better mileage, according to GEVO.(Source: GEVO, GE Aviation, US Markets Daily, 20 Dec., 2017) Contact: GE Aviation, www.geaviation.com; GEVO, Pat Gruber, CEO, (303) 858-3358, info@gevo.com, www.gevo.com; FAA CLEEN, www.faa.gov/news/fact_sheets/news_story.cfm?newsId=20994

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    China Airlines Accepts Airbus Jet Biofuel Blend Delivery (Int'l)
    China Airlines
    Date: 2017-12-08
    China Airlines of Taiwan reports it is the second airline to join a programme to use a 10 pct aviation biofuel blend for the delivery of Airbus aircraft from Toulouse, France to Taipei.

    The sustainable fuel option for delivery flights was developed by Airbus in association with Air Total, the aviation subsidiary of the global energy operator. To date, Airbus has delivered 21 aircraft using the biofuel blend. Airbus plans to offer the biofuel delivery option from it other internation facilities in the near future. (Source: China Airlines, ADS Advance, 1 Dec., 2017) Contact: China Airlines, www.airchina.ca; Airbus, +33 5 81 31 75 00, www.airbus.com

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    Hainan Airlines Touts Beijing-Chicago Biofuel Flight (Int'l)
    Hainan Airlines,China Green Carbon Foundation
    Date: 2017-11-29
    China's Hainan Airlines is touting the success of its first transoceanic passenger flight using biofuels -- Flight HU497 from Beijing to Chicago.

    During the 12-hour flight, Hainan Airlines invited passengers to participate in informative interactive activities designed to promote a "green travel-carbon offset" public interest project the airline jointly launched with the China Green Carbon Foundation. (Source: Hainan Airlines, Travel Daily News Asia, 24 Nov., 2017) Contact: Hainan Airlines , www.hainanairlines.com; China Green Carbon Foundation, www.thjj.org/en

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    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

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    Costa Rica, KLM Partnering on Aviation Biofuels Flights (Int'l)
    KLM,SkyNRG
    Date: 2017-11-08
    In San Jose, the government of Costa Rica and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines are reporting a Letter of Intent to cooperate on the use of aviation biofuels. To that end KLM has begun new twice-weekly direct flights from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Costa Rica's San Jose (SJO) airport using bio-based jet fuel.

    KLM will share its knowledge and expertise with the Costa Rican government in close cooperation with its partner SkyNRG. KLM operated its first flight using biofuel in 2009 became the world's first airline to operate a commercial flight using sustainable biofuel. According to the airline, by using biofuels it can reduce its CO2 emissions by as much as 80 pct compared to fossil fuels. (Source: KLM, Nov., 2017) Contact: KLM Corporate Office, www.klm.com/Office; SkyNRG, Merel Laroy, +31 6 30833505. merel@skynrg.com, www.sktnerg.com

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    Masdar's Salicornia Jet Biofuels Project Underway (Int'l, R&D)
    Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
    Date: 2017-11-03
    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, saljarman@masdar.ac.ae, www.masdar.ac.ae

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    Microalgae Jet Biofuel Production Studied in Thailand (Int'l, R&D)
    IHI,NEDO
    Date: 2017-11-03
    Tokyo-headquartered industrial machinery maker IHI reports it will conduct large-scale verification experiments in central Thailand, on a process for producing jet fuel from cultured microalgae oils. The goal is to have a practical technology ready by 2020 for possible commercial scale production by 2030.

    For the project, microalgae will be cultivated and harvested to study the overall process, establish methods of mass production, and work to lower production costs. The testing is a continuation and expansion of a project backed by Japan's New Energy Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) to produce algae-based biofuel. The initiative includes University of Kobe as part of an industry-government-academia effort. (Source: IHI, Nikkei Asian Review, 2 Nov., 2017) Contact: IHI, +81 (3) 6204-7800, www.ihi-ec.com; NEDO, www.nedo.go.jp/english

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    The Global Rush for Aviation Biofuel -- Report Attached (Ind. Report)
    Oakland Institute
    Date: 2017-10-25
    According to an Oakland Institute report, aviation industry profits are increasingly threatened by erratic fossil fuel prices and consumer concerns with the role of aviation in climate change. Unfortunately, emerging evidence suggests that as airlines rush to biofuel to address these concerns, they do so at the expense of people and the environment.

    Access the report HERE. (Source: Oakland Institute, PR, 18 Oct., 2017) Contact: Oakland Institute, (510) 474-5251, info@oaklandinstitute.org, www.oaklandinstitute.org

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    Global Rush for Aviation Biofuel -- Report Available (Ind. Report)
    Oakland Institute
    Date: 2017-10-23
    According to the not-for-profit Oakland Institute think tank, the aviation industry has high hopes for biofuels which are being billed as the path to both profitability and sustainability. Unfortunately, emerging evidence suggests that as airlines rush to procure biofuel, they do so at the expense of people and the environment. Since commercial biofuel flights began in 2011, airlines have embraced feedstocks that are either not economically viable, environmentally dangerous, or both.

    The report finds the aviation industry's goal of significantly reducing emissions by 2050 will prove impossible without an unprecedented expansion in biofuel production. This expansion, however, will only exacerbate the global land grabbing trend, a phenomenon that has already threatened food security and land rights throughout the developing world.

    Access the report HERE. (Source: Oakland Institute, PR, 18 Oct., 2017) Contact: Oakland Institute, (510) 474-5251, info@oaklandinstitute.org, www.oaklandinstitute.org

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    WSU, NARA Touting Woody Biomass Renewable Jet Fuel (Ind. Report)
    Washington State University,Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance,
    Date: 2017-10-18
    Following on our 16 Nov., 2016 coverage, a 32-member research team at Washington State University, Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA), are touting the production of biofuel from regionally sourced woody biomass lumber and mill wastes.

    According to NARA Co-director Mike Wolcott, woody bioimass forestry and lumbering wastes can be used as feedstocks for commercial aviation biofuels. As previously reported, Alaska Airlines used the fuel on a flight from Seattle to Washington, D.C. last November. The project received approximated $40 million in funding support. (Source, Washington State University, Daily Evergreen, 16 Oct., 2017)Contact: Washington State University, Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance, Ralph Cavalieri, Project Director, (509) 335-5581, cavalieri@wsu.edu, www.nararenewables.org; www.wsu.edu

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    Aussie Airline Plans Biofuel Use on L.A. Routes (Int'l. Report)
    Qantas,ICAO.
    Date: 2017-10-16
    In the Land Down Under, the Australian airline Qantas reports it will begin using biofuel on its Los Angeles-based aircraft in 2020 and will purchase 8 million gallons of jet fuel during each of the next 10 years from U.S. fuel producer SG Preston. The fuel will be a 50 pct blend of traditional jet fuel and 50 pct fuel made from non-food plant oils. Qantas provides daily flights from Los Angeles to Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

    A carbon-offset agreement reached a year ago by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) calls for a worldwide reduction in commercial aviation emissions to 50 pct of 2005 levels by 2050. Airlines whose emissions rise above 2020 levels would have to purchase carbon-offset credits, under the ICAO agreement. (Source: Qantas, Travel Weekly, 15 Oct., 2017) Contact: Qantas, +61 02 9691 3636, www.qantas.com; ICAO, +52 55 52 50 3211, icaonacc@icao.int, www.icao.int; SG Preston, www.sgpreston.com

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    Geneva Airport, Neste Introducing Renewable Jet Fuel (Int'l)
    Neste
    Date: 2017-10-11
    In Switzerland, the Geneva Airport reports that in collaboration with Finland-based Neste it will introduce renewable jet fuel for aircraft operations, targeting at least 1 pct of annual jet fuel consumption from late 2018.

    The project is the culmination of a 15-month partnership between Geneva Airport, Sir Richard Branson's Carbon War Room, and SkyNRG which developed an Airport Approach model to help airports play a more active role in accelerating the uptake of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). (Source: Geneva Airport, ATW, Oct. 2017)Contact: Carbon War Room, www.carbonwarrrom.com; Neste Corp, Sam Holmberg, VP Marketing & Services, +358 50 458 4078, Paul Paoletta, Neste Aviation Solutions, + 41 79 429 11 39, paul.paoletta@neste.com, www.neste.com; SkyNRG, Merel Laroy, +31 6 30833505, merel@skynrg.com, www.sktnerg.com

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