First Biofuel Flight Takes Air in Mexico

Joanna Schroeder

Interjet, Mexico’s domestic airline carrier, along with Airbus received praise today from The Consejo de Promocion Turistica de Mexico for the first successful test flight using biofuels. The test was conducted earlier this month with an Airbus A320 aircraft using a 30 percent biofuel blend produced from jatropha. The biojet fuel blend was made from locally sourced jatropha grown and …

Biodiesel, biofuels, biojet fuel, International

Avjet Biotech in Strategic Negotiations with BioJet

Joanna Schroeder

Avjet Biotech (ABI) is on the move again. Today they have announced negotiations are underway with BioJet International to form a strategic relationship. Avjet has developed small 10-15 million gallon per year refining systems and BioJet is an international supply chain integrator for biojet fuel and related co-products. The agreement gives BioJet the license to use Avjet’s patented RWR System …

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Military Will Buy Biofuels But Won’t Drive Market

John Davis

The U.S. military plans to up its share of biofuels, including biodiesel and ethanol, by nearly a billion gallons over the next few years. But this article from Biofuels Digest says officials warn that won’t be enough to be the sole driver in the market: Mark Iden of the Defense Logistics Agency confirmed that the US government proposed to purchase …

Biodiesel, biofuels, biojet fuel, Ethanol, Ethanol News, News

Air Force Successfully Flies Raptor on Biofuels Blend

Joanna Schroeder

The 411th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base successfully flew an F-22 Raptor at supercruise on March 18 on a 50/50 blend of conventional petroleum-based JP-8 and biodiesel produced from camelina. The flight was the capstone in a series of ground and flight test events where ultimately the Air Force selected the F-22 weapon system to be the …

Biodiesel, biofuels, biojet fuel, Government

Energy Highlights of Obama Visit to Brazil

Cindy Zimmerman

Energy was part of the agenda when President Obama visited Brazil over the weekend. During his visit, Obama and Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff agreed to launch a Strategic Energy Dialogue, to focus on both oil and biofuels. “Now even as we focus on oil in the near term, we shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that the only long-term solution …

biofuels, biojet fuel, Brazil, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government

Air Force C-17s Certified for Unlimited Use of Biofuels

John Davis

The big, beautiful cargo plane you see here is the C-17 Globemaster III, capable of bringing in everything from beans to bullets, as well as taking to war and bringing back home the men and women who serve our country so proudly. And U.S. Air Force officials have certified it for unlimited usage of biofuels, more specifically, hydrotreated renewable jet …

biofuels, biojet fuel, Government

Mexico Partners with OriginOil on Algae Project

Joanna Schroeder

The Mexican government is getting into the renewable fuels game – they are funding a pilot scale algae project spearheaded by OriginOil to develop renewable jet fuel. The government is using the project to demonstrate industrial algae production and then hopes to launch the project into a substantial investment in large-scale jet fuels production. “We are excited to support Mexico’s …

algae, Biodiesel, biojet fuel

RAND Says Alt Fuels Out, Coal & Biomass In, for Military

Joanna Schroeder

RAND National Defense Research Institute has released a study today amidst a firestorm of criticism with many claiming that the report sounds like an advertisement for the coal industry. The study, commissioned by the Department of Defense, was to conduct an examination of alternative fuels for military applications. For the past several years, the military has been testing alternative fuels, …

algae, BIO, Biodiesel, biofuels, biojet fuel, Research

Camelina-Based Biojet Fuel On Course For Success

Joanna Schroeder

According to a recent peer-reviewed paper published in the journal of Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy, camelina-based biojet fuel reduces CO2 emissions by 75 percent compared to traditional petroleum-based jet fuel. The study also found that “green diesel” made through the same process reduces CO2 emissions by 80 percent. “This peer-reviewed analysis proves what we’ve known for a long time …

Biodiesel, biojet fuel, green diesel