JetBlue Embraces Biojet Fuel

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JetBlue has contracted with SG Preston to purchase renewable jet fuel for the next 10 years. According to JetBlue, this is one of the largest renewable biojet fuel purchase agreements to date and the largest, long-term, binding commitment by any global airline for HEFA (hydro-processed esters and fatty acids) based renewable jet fuel. “The future of aviation relies in part …

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LanzaTech Produces First Lanzanol

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LanzaTech has produced its first 1,5000 gallons of jet fuel from Lanzanol – low carbon ethanol produced from waste industrial gases from steel mills via a fermentation process. In partnership with Virgin Atlantic, the fuel has been tested and passed all performance tests with early results showing the ethanol derived biojet fuel has carbon savings of 65 percent as compared …

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Advanced Biofuels USA Wins Beets to BioJet Grant

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Advanced Biofuels USA has received a grant to conduct a feasibility study of producing biojet fuel from Maryland grown energy beets. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has allocated $16,893 for the study that will review the technical, economic aspects and co-product opportunities of a project in development by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) along with Purdue University …

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KLM to Fly to Use Biofuels in LA

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will be using biofuels in the Los Angeles Airport. The company has signed a three-year contract with AltAir Fuels, who produces the ASTM approved fuel from used cooking oil and is the first biofuels company that continuously produces aviation biofuel for commercial use. The biofuels will be supplied by SkyRNG. Earlier this year, KLM signed on …

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Boeing, SAA & Mango Fly with Biofuels

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In tandem with Boeing’s 100th anniversary and celebrations worldwide, the company, along with South African Airways (SAA) and Mango, flew their first passenger flight with renewable biojet fuel. The flight flew 300 passengers from Johannesburg to Cape Town on a Boeing 737-800s using a blend of 30 percent aviation biofuel produced from Solaris, a nicotine-free tobacco plant. The biojet fuel …

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Australia Invests in Biojet Fuel Production Biorefinery

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Australia is one step closer to opening its first biorefinery dedicated to producing biojet fuels and renewable diesel. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is providing $2.4 million in funding support for Southern Oil Refining to develop and construct a biocrude and biofuel laboratory Yarwun, near Gladstone in Queensland. The lab-scale project will have the ability to grow into a …

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Alaska Airlines Flies with Gevo’s Isobutaol

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An Alaska Airlines commercial plane flew through the skies yesterday powered by Gevo’s renewable alcohol to jet fuel that meets all ASTM requirements (D7566). One flight began in Seattle and flew to San Francisco International Airport then on to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. While ASTM has approved up to a 30 percent biojet fuel blend, the Alaska airlines flights …

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Advanced #Biofuel Production in One-Pot

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A strain of bacteria, Escherichia coli (E. coli), engineered by researchers at Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory enables a “one-pot” method for producing advanced biofuels from a slurry of pre-treated plant material. The bacteria is able to tolerate the liquid salt used to break down plant biomass into sugar-based polymers. However, the salt solvent, called ionic liquids, interferes with later stages …

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Montreal-Trudeau Airport for Biojet Pilot Program

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The next step in Canada’s Biojet Supply Chain Initiative (CBSCI) has been determined. Air Canada has announced the three-year collaborative project will take place at the Montréal-Trudeau Airport. The goal of the program, that includes 14 stakeholders, is to use 400,000 litres of aviation biojet (biofuel) into a shared fuel system. Aviation fuel is not new to Air Canada. The …

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Flights Fueled by Neste’s Biojet Fuel

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Neste Corporation has announced that KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will be using its renewable jet fuel in a series of flights between Oslo to Amsterdam. Over the next few weeks, KLM will use Neste Renewable Jet Fuel in about 80 flights with the EMBRAER 190 from Oslo to Amsterdam. Embraer will be conducting measurements during these flights to gauge the …

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