Monthly Archives: May 2014

7 05, 2014

Solazyme Bunge Renewable oils plant begin commercial production in Brazil

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The JV between Solazyme and Bunge, announced that it has successfully produced its first commercially saleable products on full-scale production lines, including the 625,000 liter fermentation tanks, at the Solazyme Bunge Renewable Oils plant in Brazil.

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7 05, 2014

Avianca Brasil, Byogy Renewables partner on alcohol-to-jet fuel

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Byogy Renewables Inc. and airline partner Avianca Brasil have launched an initiative to support advanced testing to accelerate the Byogy alcohol-to-jet (ATJ) ASTM approval. “Our goal with our partner Avianca is to first, support the approval of the ATJ suite of process technologies in accordance with current regulations that limit blending to 50 percent, and then, after gaining appropriate experience testing data, work with the ASTM stakeholders to study the potential use of higher blend ratios that will in turn drive the highest level of carbon reduction possible of any renewable fuel,” said Kevin Weiss, CEO of Byogy.

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7 05, 2014

LanzaTech to move headquarters to Illinois

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LanzaTech moves its HQ as it continuous to develop its projects in China and the retrofitting of the Freedom Pines facility in Superton. Financing has been approved on the LanzaTech-Baosteel New Energy Joint Venture which will produced ethanol and 2,3 butanediol at an annualized capacity of 20,000 tons per year. Full operation is expected in 2015. Work is proceeding on retrofitting of the company’s Freedom Pines facility, permits are in place to operate the Concord Blue gasifier, according to a company spokesman, and assembly is underway. Commissioning is expected to begin in the third quarter.

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7 05, 2014

RSB Certification Recognized by Unilever

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Unilever now recognizes RSB-certified products as “sustainably sourced.” Based on a review of the RSB standard and certification system, Unilever recognizes that RSB fulfils all the requirements of Unilever’s Sustainable Agriculture Code (SAC). Such products will be integrated in Unilever’s supply chain without any additional sustainability check, thus facilitating access to Unilever’s procurement for RSB-certified producers.

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7 05, 2014

The British Airways and Solena project to convert landfill waste into jet fuel has received a major boost with the announcement of the location chosen for the facility.

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The site will be in the Thames Enterprise Park, a regeneration project just east of London on the estuary of the River Thames that includes a former oil refinery. Work on building the GreenSky facility is expected to start in 2015 and employ around 1,000 workers in the construction, which is due to be completed in 2017, and create up to 150 permanent jobs when operational. British Airways is providing construction capital and becoming a minority shareholder in the $500 million GreenSky project. The airline has committed to purchasing all the jet fuel produced by the plant, around 16 […]

7 05, 2014

Corn biofuels worse than gasoline on global warming in short term – study

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A $500,000 study – paid for by the federal government and released Sunday in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Climate Change – concludes that biofuels made with corn residue release 7% more greenhouse gases in the early years compared with conventional gasoline.

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7 05, 2014

Boeing receives EPA’s highest energy efficiency award for its operations as it strives for zero emissions growth

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For the second year in succession, Boeing has been awarded ‘Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence’ recognition by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its leadership in energy efficiency. From 2007 to 2012, Boeing reduced its energy consumption by 3 per cent on an absolute basis, the equivalent of energy to power 44,000 US homes for a year. Last year, it set new targets of zero growth for greenhouse gas emissions by 2017.

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7 05, 2014

First round-the-world solar powered flight to take place in 2015 as Solar Impulse 2 is unveiled

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The Solar Impulse team have unveiled the second version of their aircraft that has been designed to complete the world’s first round-the-world solar-powered flight. The two co-founders – explorer Bertrand Piccard and engineer André Borschberg – will take turns to fly Solar Impulse 2 eastwards from continent to continent starting in March 2015 from the Gulf area.

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7 05, 2014

Ikea breezes into US renewables market with wind farm purchase

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Ikea has purchased a 98 megawatt (MW) wind farm in Illinois, its largest single green energy investment to date, as the company continues its push to be energy independent by the end of the decade. The Hoopeston wind farm, under construction 110 miles south of Chicago, is set to be fully operational by the first half of 2015 and marks the company’s first wind investment in the U.S.

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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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