Monthly Archives: April 2014

14 04, 2014

Statoil Unit Joins SkyNRG to Boost Nordic Clean Jet-Fuel Supply

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SkyNRG, a supplier of jet biofuel backed by Air France-KLM Group, will work with Statoil to develop regional supply chains turning local waste and organic matter into clean jet fuel, the Amsterdam-based company said today in an e-mailed statement.

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7 04, 2014

Fortum, UPM and Valmet partner to produce advanced biofuels

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The idea is to produce advanced high value lignocellulosic fuels, such as transportation fuels or higher value bio-liquids by developing a catalytic pyrolysis technology. The project is a continuation of the consortium’s earlier bio-oil project, commercializing integrated pyrolysis technology for production of sustainable bio-oil for replacement of heating oil in industrial use.

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7 04, 2014

LanzaTech raises US$ 60 million in series D funding

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Led by Mitsui & Co. with a $20M investment, the $60M round includes new investors Siemens via its Venture Capital unit, CICC Growth Capital Fund I. Through this investment, Mitsui is going to be involved in marketing of LT’s technology, business development and product take-off worldwide. To strengthen Mitsui’s involvement, Mitsui will appoint a director as well as send personnel to LanzaTech.”

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7 04, 2014

Parliament set for ‘drama’ over aviation emissions vote

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A compromise agreement reached with EU member states earlier this month over carbon emission allowances for aviation is set for rejection in the European Parliament today (19 March) as political groups have rallied to denounce “bullying” from China, Russia and the United States.

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7 04, 2014

Biofuels production in Brazil to grow 200% according to IEA

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Biofuel production in Brazil is expected to grow over 200% – from 1.3 million to 4.1 million barrels compared to oil – by 2035, estimates the IEA – International Energy Agency. In the same period, the use of ethanol in transport will rise from the current 3% to 8%, yet according to the organization.

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7 04, 2014

Lufthansa hits profit target

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Deutsche Lufthansa AG has achieved the targeted improvement in earnings well. Adjusted for non-recurring effects, the operating profit rose year on year by 62 per cent to EUR 1.042bn (previous year: EUR 643m). The reported operating profit came to EUR 697m, having totalled EUR 839m the previous year.

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7 04, 2014

Brisbane’s BioPort Blueprint

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Virgin Australia, SkyNRG and Brisbane Airport corporation have joined forces to assess whether Australia’s first ‘BioPort’could become a reality.

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7 04, 2014

SkyNRG for sustainable jet fuel

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Just five years ago, flying on bio jet fuel seemed an impossible dream. But SkyNRG developed a powerful concept that allows it to offer this product at an increasing number of airports. Its funding and co-creation model allows the company to supply the fuel at an affordable price. SkyNRG’s goal is to offer sustainable jet fuel at a competitive price with fossil jet fuel. What is the company’s secret?

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7 04, 2014

Development of sustainable jet fuels moves towards next phase of new technology pathways and ramping up supply

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During the WBM (World Biofuel Markets 2014), sustainable aviation biofuel supplier SkyNRG, which has championed the bioport concept, announced a long-term cooperation agreement with Norway’s Statoil Aviation, the leading aviation fuel supplier in Northern Europe, to supply jet biofuel through a bioport in the region.

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7 04, 2014

Norwegian airport operator Avinor to invest up to $16.5 million to support national aviation biofuel production

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Norway’s state-owned airport operator and air navigation services provider Avinor has pledged to contribute up to 100 million Norwegian kroner ($16.5 million) over a ten-year period to help develop an aviation biofuel sector in the country.

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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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