Monthly Archives: March 2014

14 03, 2014

Apple, eBay, Gap, Intel throw weight behind Climate Declaration

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A group of 140 California firms have reiterated calls for legislators to deliver ambitious action on climate change with the release of a new declaration signaling their support for policies that serve to cut emissions and drive investment in clean tech. The group last week issued an updated version of the Climate Declaration, orchestrated last year by the Ceres group of sustainable investors and Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy(BICEP) group and backed by 750 U.S. companies.

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14 03, 2014

Brazilians set to invest in a $119 million sugarcane ethanol plant in South Africa

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In South Africa, South African-Brazilian company Silvapen Group plans to invest in a $119 million sugar-to-ethanol plant that will use 15,000ha of sugarcane as feedstock. The facility is planned to produce 1.5 million cubic liters of ethanol in addition to 94MW of electricity, of which 84MW will be exported to the grid. Experts expect that cane production could reach 100 tons per hectare compared to 80 tons in Brazil.

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14 03, 2014

Danish energy minister: ‘We will pursue fossil-free future no matter what’

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Interview with climate and energy minister Denmark, Martin Lidegaard: “Denmark has no problem pursuing our present path towards a complete fossil fuel-free society and we are going to do that no matter what. But of course we have to discuss in depth how exactly that new binding model for the EU as such – and not put on every member state – how we can roll that out in a fair way. And in a way that ensures that we can actually achieve our binding target.

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14 03, 2014

Etihad Airways selects Intertek’s bio-jet fuel quality control testing

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UAE-based Etihad Airways has selected Intertek’s bio-jet fuel quality control testing for its Boeing 777 demonstration flight that uses bio-kerosene.
Intertek has performed the final quality control testing for the jet biofuel blend, a new fuel that was partially converted from biomass.

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14 03, 2014

Neste Oil teams with DONG Energy on renewable diesel and aviation fuel

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In Finland, Neste Oil has joined forces with DONG Energy to develop an integrated process to produce renewable diesel and aviation fuel based on agricultural residues.

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14 03, 2014

Boeing and South African Airways develop sustainable biofuel crops initiative

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Boeing is developing its initiative with South African Airways (SAA) and the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) to create further opportunities to help smallhold farmers in southern Africa grow crops that generate sustainable fuels.

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14 03, 2014

EU states get their way as deal struck with Parliament negotiators to continue with ‘Stop the Clock’

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Negotiators from the three European institutions – the Parliament, Commission and the Council – have reached an agreement that is likely to see an extension to 2016 of the one-year ‘Stop the Clock’ (STC) suspension of the full scope of the Aviation EU ETS.

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14 03, 2014

Ensyn will supply bio-crude to New Hampshire hospital

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Ensyn Fuels has signed a contract to supply roughly 1 million Mt/yr pyrolysis oil made from forestry residues to Memorial Hopital where it will be used as heating oil.

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14 03, 2014

Petrixo oil and gas is preparing 800 million US$ in a biofuel facility

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In the UAE Petrixo has announced to invest 800 million US$ in a 1 million Mt bio-refinery which will produce aviation biofuel, renewable diesel and bio-LPG.

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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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