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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Air Canada Joins Biojet Initiative

Joanna Schroeder

Air Canada is joining in Canada’s Biojet Supply Chain Initiative (CBSCI), a three year project with multiple partners to assimilate 400,000 litres of sustainable aviation into the shared fuel system. This is not the first entree of Air Canada in terms of biojet fuel. The airline has flown several biojet flights but the aviation fuel was segregated and loaded separately …

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Gevo’s Jet Fuel Meets Approved ASTM Standard

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Gevo has announced that ASTM International Committee D02 on Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels, and Lubricants and Subcommittee D02.J on Aviation Fuel passed a concurrent ballot approving the revision of ASTM D7566 (Standard Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons) to include alcohol to jet synthetic paraffinic kerosene (ATJ-SPK) derived from renewable isobutanol. With this approval, Gevo says Alaska Airlines …

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Air New Zealand & Virgin Partner on Aviation Biofuel

Joanna Schroeder

The aviation biofuel industry is flying to new heights. Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia have announced a partnership to investigate options for locally produced aviation biofuel. This comes on the heels of the announcement that week that United Airlines is now flying a number of its commercial flights with biojet fuel. As part of the initiative, the two airlines …

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United Airlines Takes Biofuels to New Heights

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Aviation history has been made. United Airlines has become the first U.S. airline to begin regularly flying with sustainable aviation biofuel. The first flight (708) will take off from Los Angelos International Airport (LAX). As part of this new business initiative, United will purchase up to 15 million gallons of biojet fuel from AltAir Paramount over three years. AltAir is …

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