Monthly Archives: December 2013

23 12, 2013

Genomatica and Braskem partner on butadiene

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Braskem and Genomatica announced an agreement for the joint development of commercial process technology to make bio-based butadiene from renewable feedstocks. Braskem is the world’s leading producer of biopolymers and the world’s third largest producer of butadiene. Meanwhile, Braskem America is the leading producer of polypropylene in the United States.

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23 12, 2013

Sapphire and Phillips 66 announce Joint Development Agreement

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Sapphire and Phillips will work together to collect and analyze data from co-processing of algae and conventional crude oil into fuels, and to complete fuel certifications to ready Sapphire Energy’s renewable crude oil for wide-scale oil refining. In initial testing by Sapphire Energy, Green Crude oil was upgraded into on-spec ASTM 975 diesel fuel. The company expects to be at commercial demonstration scale in 2015, commercial scale in 2018, and is eventually projected to produce 1 billion gallons per year by 2025.

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23 12, 2013

American Airlines exits Chapter 11, merges with US Airways

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American Airlines parent AMR Corp. has emerged from Chapter 11bankruptcy protection and completed its merger with US Airways; the companies officially formed the new American Airlines Group Inc. on Monday morning.

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23 12, 2013

Garuda Indonesia to join SkyTeam in March 2014

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Garuda Indonesia will join SkyTeam as its 20th member on March 5, 2014, the alliance announced. The national airline of Indonesia, Garuda will become SkyTeam’s second member from Southeast Asia.

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23 12, 2013

Lower Fuel Costs Help Industry Improve Profits

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IATA announced an upward revision to its industry financial outlook. For 2013 airlines are expected to return a global net profit of $12.9 billion. This is expected to improve to a net profit of $19.7 billion in 2014. The upward revision reflects lower jet fuel prices over the forecast period as well as improvements to the industry’s structure and efficiency already visible in quarterly results this year.

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23 12, 2013

Britain, France and Germany Plan to Scrap EU ETS

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European Union states Britain, France and Germany propose scrapping a plan to make all aircraft pay a carbon charge for using EU airspace, according to documents seen by Reuters news agency. The combined weight of the three powers means there is a strong chance they will get their way, pleasing trading partners such as China.

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23 12, 2013

Will your company be powered by Tesla?

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The solar company today announced a service, called DemandLogic, to install and operate lithium-ion batteries made by Tesla Motors alongside photovoltaic panels. Business customers sign a 10-year contract with monthly fees, rather than purchase the batteries and solar panels up front.

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23 12, 2013

Etihad Airways Signs Partnership With Australia Arab Chamber Of Commerce & Industry

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The Abu Dhabi-based airline will support the AACCI’s missions to and from the Arab Region, and help to build trade, economic and cultural ties between Australia and the Arab League community

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23 12, 2013

KLM prepares to devolve European services

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KLM will move its intra-European services into its regional subsidiary KLM Cityhopper as it seeks to cut costs.
The move will be phased in over the next few years and follows the collapse of talks between the Dutch carrier and its cabin crew trade unions intended to settle a new pay structure.

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23 12, 2013

Pepsico recycles snack food waste into energy and fertilizer

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The pilot test started two years ago, when the organization began working with prominent scientists to come up with a natural fertilizer formulation beneficial for potato crops. The result is an organic meal that comes in pellet form. To produce the substance, the PepsiCo plants ship the sludge to an external partner, which composts it for about three weeks to dry it out. Next, nutrients are added and the pellets are produced, packed into bags and shipped to farmers.

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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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