Farmers to Grow Mustard Seed for Bio Jet Fuel

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Farmers in Australia will soon be growing a Canadian oilseed to make bio jet fuel thanks to a new “farm to flight” deal between Quebec-based Agrisoma Biosciences and Qantas Airlines. Agrisoma will work with Australian farmers to grow the Carinata seed, a non-food type of mustard seed that produces high-quality oil ideal for renewable aviation jet fuel and renewable diesel …

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Finnish #Climate Report Phases out Coal, Ups #Biofuels

Joanna Schroeder

On November 30, 2016, the Finnish Government began discussing its approved National Energy and Climate Strategy that was released on November 24th. “National Energy and Climate Strategy to 2030,” outlines the country’s strategies and gives detailed actions that will be undertaken for the country to reach European Union (EU) climate objectives through 2030 as well as to help Finland to …

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Partners Celebrate Alaska Airlines Cellulosic #Biofuels Flight

Joanna Schroeder

An Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle Sea-Tac International Airport to Washington, DC took off yesterday powered by a 20 percent cellulosic alcohol biofuel blend produced by Gevo. The aviation biofuel is branded as Alcohol-to-Jet (ATJ) fuel and is produced from woody residues in the Pacific Northwest including limbs, stumps and branches. The ATJ fuel for this flight was made from …

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Alaska Airlines to Fly with Gevo’s Biojet Fuel

Joanna Schroeder

Alaska Airlines has plans today to fuel its commercial flight from Seattle, Washington to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport outside of Washington, DC with Gevo’s biojet fuel. The alcohol to jet fuel (ATJ) is produced through the conversion of cellulosic sugars derived from wood waste into renewable isobutanol and then into ATJ. The renewable fuel meets all ASTM D7566 standards …

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Fulcrum BioEnergy & BP Enter Biojet Fuel Partnership

Joanna Schroeder

Fulcrum BioEnergy and BP have entered into a partnership that includes an investment of $30 million by BP. One goal of the partnership is to accelerate the timeline for completion of Fulcrum’s biorefinery that will produce bioject fuel. Fulcrum BioEnergy and Air BP, the aviation division of BP, have also entered into a partnership with an offtake fuel agreement that …

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Sea-Tac Home to New Aviation Fuels Program

Joanna Schroeder

A new sustainable aviation program is underway at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) that if successful could supply all airlines flying out of the airport access to aviation biofuels. Partners in the initiative include the Port of Seattle, SkyNRG and the Carbon War Room (CWR). This announcement marks the first step initiated to provide an airport-wide sustainable aviation fuel supply …

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Neste Takes Leadership Role in EU Biojet Initiative

Joanna Schroeder

In 2011 the European Commission, along with other organizations, launched the European Advanced Biofuels Flightpath initiative to help the EU meet Paris Climate Agreement targets. It has been announced that Henrik Erämetsä, Head of Aviation Regulation at Neste has been appointed Co-Chair and will serve alongside Ruben Alblas from KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. Biofuel companies taking part in the initiative …

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JetBlue Embraces Biojet Fuel

Joanna Schroeder

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

Joanna Schroeder

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

Joanna Schroeder

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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