Vilsack Discusses Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Cindy Zimmerman

During an appearance before the Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City and Agri-Pulse Ag Outlook Forum Monday, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack addressed concerns about the proposed tax credit for sustainable aviation fuel that it might leave out corn and soybean feedstocks. Agri-Pulse editor and president Sara Wyant asked the secretary if we can expect the administration to “weigh in …

Agri-Pulse, Audio, aviation biofuels, biojet fuel, Ethanol, Ethanol News, feedstocks, Soybeans, USDA

White House Holds Roundtable on Sustainable Aviation Fuels

Cindy Zimmerman

Biofuel industry leaders and officials from the Biden Administration met virtually for a White House roundtable discussion on the future of sustainable aviation fuels Thursday. In conjunction with the event, the White House announced a goal to achieve 3 billion gallons of SAF production and reduce aviation-related emissions by 20 percent by 2030. Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff …

aviation biofuels, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Renewable Fuels Association, RFA

Groups Urge Fair Analysis for Aviation Fuel Tax Credit

Cindy Zimmerman

A group of agricultural and biofuels organizations is urging Congress to make sure an accountable life cycle analysis is used in developing a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) tax credit. The Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy, American Farm Bureau Federation, National Biodiesel Board, National Corn Growers Association, and National Farmers Union sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance …

aviation biofuels, Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Renewable Fuels Association, RFA, Sustainability

Farmers to Grow Mustard Seed for Bio Jet Fuel

Cindy Zimmerman

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 …

aviation biofuels, biojet fuel

Turf Feeding Kicks off Hydroponic #Biofuels Project

Joanna Schroeder

Turf Feeding Systems has been selected to design, build and manage a unique hydroponic biofuels project in Mexico for Zphere Works. The biojet fuel will be produced from Jatropha grown on an 80,000 acre Monarca plantation in the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico. Turf Feeding Systems says this is the first project to bring together products and technologies to create a …

advanced biofuels, Agribusiness, aviation biofuels

Green Fuels Lab Opens in Australia

Joanna Schroeder

A new advanced green fuels laboratory developed and constructed by Southern Oil Refining (SOR) has opened in Yarwun, near Gladstone in QLD Australia. The lab is one step in Southern Oil’s goal of completing a commercial-scale biorefinery in the country. The facility will research biocrude and biofuels technologies and came to fruition with the help of the Australian Renewable Energy …

advanced biofuels, aviation biofuels, green diesel

Research Turns Old Tires into New #Biofuels

Joanna Schroeder

Researchers at the QUT’s Biofuel Engine Research Facility have created a way to turn old tires into biofuels. Facility Professor Richard Brown and PhD student Farhad Hossain tested the oil’s emissions and output and found the biofuel reduced emissions with no loss of engine performance. “Globally, 1.5 billion tonnes of tyres are discarded each year. Australia, alone, will generate 55 …

advanced biofuels, aviation biofuels, Biodiesel, Research, Waste-to-Energy

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 …

aviation biofuels, biojet fuel, Cellulosic, isobutanol

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 …

aviation biofuels, biojet fuel, isobutanol

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 …

aviation biofuels, biojet fuel