Monthly Archives: November 2013

20 11, 2013

Batelle develops mobile pyrolysis un

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Batelle developed a mobile pyrolysis unit capable of converting one ton of pine chips into 130 gallons of (wet) bio-crude oil. This intermediate bio-oil then can be upgraded by hydrotreatment into a gas/diesel blend or jet fuel. Battelle’s testing of the bio-based gasoline alternative suggests that it can be blended with existing gasoline. The unit can be transported on a flat-bed 18-wheel truck.

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20 11, 2013

KiOR reports on increased production in Q3 results

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KiOR reported operational progress as its on-stream performance increased to 41%. KiOR produced 324,000 gallons of cellulosic fuel, up approximately 150 percent from the previous quarter. The company posted a net loss of $43.1 million for the third quarter, compared to $38.5 million, during the second quarter.

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18 11, 2013

Neste Oil commits to potentially building aviation biofuel site in Rotterdam

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18 11, 2013

IKEA charges up its sustainability plan

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KEA announces that all of its stores will have installed electric car charge points for customers by the end of the year. The company is teaming up with auto giant Nissan and green energy provider Ecotricity to install fast charge points in the car parks of all 18 of its UK stores.

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18 11, 2013

Nordic aviation sector joins with Boeing and Airbus to launch a regional sustainable biofuels initiative

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Nordic airlines, airports and aviation authorities, with the support of Boeing, Airbus and IATA, have come together to form an association to facilitate the development and uptake of sustainable aviation fuels in the region. NISA partners include seven airlines (SAS, Finnair, Norwegian, Icelandair, Air Greenland, Malmo Aviation and Atlantic Airways), five airport groups (Copenhagen Airports, Swedavia, Avinor, Finavia and Isavia) and the transport authorities of Denmark, Sweden and Finland. As well as the two aircraft manufacturers Airbus and Boeing, the other organisations participating are Brancheforeningen Dansk Luftfart, Svenskt Flyg, Svenska FlygBranschen, NHO Luftfart and IATA.

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18 11, 2013

American Airlines / US Airways Merger gets DoJ Approval

By |November 18th, 2013|Aviation|0 Comments|

Three months after warning that creating the world’s largest airline could cost consumers hundreds of millions of dollars, the Justice Department has announced a settlement in its lawsuit to block the merger of American Airlines and US Airways.

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18 11, 2013

Airbus A340 completes ash cloud trial

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Airbus, Dusseldorf University, easyJet and sensing technologies specialist Nicarnica Aviation have flown an Airbus A340 toward an artificial ash cloud to test their AVOID sensor concept.

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14 11, 2013

INTENTIEVERKLARING BIOPORT FOR JET FUELS IN THE NETHERLANDS

By |November 14th, 2013|SkyNRG|0 Comments|

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Sustainable jet fuels are produced from sustainable feedstocks like waste streams and non-food energy crops.

These fuels offer the single largest opportunity to reduce emissions, while ensuring long term fuel security for the aviation sector.

Sustainable jet fuel blends can be referred to as ‘drop-in’ fuels, because they have the ability to be used without any changes made to the infrastructure, such as distribution and engine fuel systems.
What are Sustainable Jet Fuels?
The aviation industry is the world’s fasted growing transport sector and responsible for approximately 2,5 % of the global manmade CO2 emissions. Even with efficiency measures taken, this figure is expected to rise to 4 – 4.5 per cent by 2050, without any mitigation.

One of the biggest challenges in reducing this impact is to look for solutions that preserve the sectors social benefits, while maintaining its growth.

99% of an airline’s emissions comes from the combustion of jet fuel. Energy sources like solar, electric and hydrogen do not offer an alternative as aviation will be relying on high density liquid energy carriers for the coming decades. Therefore, sustainable jet fuels are viewed as the best opportunity to reduce carbon emissions.

For more information on Sustainable jet fuel, you can read SkyNRG’s White Paper on Sustainable Jet Fuel.
Rationale for Sustainable Jet fuel
In every decision that we make, we follow the vision on sustainable fuels, set by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in the Energy Vision 2050.:

Sustainable biofuels:
• Exhibit minimal impact on biodiversity
• Meet a sustainability standard with respect to land, water, and energy use
• Do not displace or compete with food crops
• Provide a positive socioeconomic impact.

To ensure the sustainability of our fuels, we have established various measures and important partnerships:

SkyNRG has installed an independent Sustainability Board, consisting of the Dutch wing of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF-NL), Solidaridad and the Copernicus Institute of the University of Utrecht that advises us on all feedstock and technology decisions.

SkyNRG is a member of the Roundtable of Sustainable Biomaterials.

We are in continuous dialogue with local and global NGOs to make sure we do not miss important issues in respect to the feedstock we w(want to) use and fuel we make

To learn more about SkyNRG’s approach to sustainability, visit our sustainability page.
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