Monthly Archives: March 2015

31 03, 2015

CRI licenses IH2 technology to forest products company

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A leading global forest products company headquartered in Northern Europe has entered into an front end loading (FEL-1) license agreement with CRI Catalyst Co. for the IH2 technology. The design feedstock for the facility includes a broad range of forest residues including slash, sawdust, bark, and wood chips.

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31 03, 2015

Brits fonds haalt € 140 mln op voor groene energie

By |March 31st, 2015|Finance|0 Comments|

The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG) uit Londen, een investeringsfonds voor hernieuwbare energie, heeft een derde meer aandelen in de markt gezet dan oorspronkelijk gepland. Oorspronkelijk bood TRIG een aandelenpakket aan ter waarde van £ 62,5 mln (€ 86 mln). Nadat de vraag ‘significant groter’ dan verwacht bleek, vergrootte TRIG de beschikbaarheid tot een totaal van £ 102,3 mln (€ 140,6 mln). Het extra geld komt ten goede aan een aantal extra ‘aantrekkelijke investeringsopties’ die al in beeld waren.

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31 03, 2015

Why H&M and Puma want to pick apart your old clothes

By |March 31st, 2015|CSR|0 Comments|

Clothing giants H&M and Puma are hoping to prove the value of a new recycling technology that can separate individual fibres and dyes from old clothes. The new partnership announced today will see Puma owner Kering and H&M use a technology developed by East London start-up Worn Again that aims to reduce the millions of tonnes of cotton and polyesters produced each year. The process uses chemicals to dissolve and separate polyester and cotton from old clothes and textiles. Puma and H&M hope to then use these extracted fibres to create new clothes.

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30 03, 2015

Boeing Named ‘Eco-Company of the Year’ by Air Transport World

By |March 30th, 2015|CSR|0 Comments|

Boeing was named “Eco-Company of the Year” by Air Transport World (ATW) at the trade publication’s 41st Annual Industry Achievement Awards.
ATW editors credited Boeing for “ever-more fuel and emissions-efficient aircraft” such as the 787 Dreamliner, 737 MAX and 777X, the company’s global effort to develop sustainable aviation biofuels and the Boeing ecoDemonstrator Program, which tests new technologies to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions and noise.

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30 03, 2015

Mansveld geeft vergunning voor Lelystad Airport af

By |March 30th, 2015|Aviation|0 Comments|

Staatssecretaris Wilma Mansveld (Infrastructuur) heeft dinsdagochtend de vergunning afgegeven voor de ontwikkeling van Lelystad Airport. Het vliegveld mag daarmee groeien tot een luchthaven met maximaal 45.000 vliegbewegingen per jaar. Naast de staatssecretaris stonden CEO & president-directeur van Schiphol Group Jos Nijhuis, wethouder Fackeldey van de gemeente Lelystad en gedeputeerde Lodders van de provincie Flevoland de pers en genodigden te woord.

Schiphol-topman Jos Nijhuis is blij dat het Luchthavenbesluit voor Lelystad Airport er nu is. “Het is een belangrijke stap voor de groei van mainport […]

29 03, 2015

Look, up in the Sky! The best of the aviation biofuels slides from ABLC 2015

By |March 29th, 2015|Research & Development|0 Comments|

At ABLC 2015, the focus on innovation included a complete program on aviation — and numerous producers elsewhere on the program are producing aviation biofuels as a party of an overall strategy including multiple products. From the annual bioeconomy leadership conference in Washington DC, we have selected slides presented by the Federal Aviation Administration, Amyris, Byogy, United Airlines, Vertimass, World Fuel Services, The FAA’s ASCENT supply chain project, Red Rock Biofuels, Fulcrum BioEnergy, CAAFI, and Mercurius Biofuels.
Which programs are enablers? Who are the lowest cost suppliers? What processing pathways are being certified? What are the most promising feedstocks? What […]

27 03, 2015

Momentum builds for airport sector’s global carbon reduction programme as major airports join up

By |March 27th, 2015|Aviation|0 Comments|

Since the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) programme went global last November, a total of 122 airports across the world have now been certified under the industry’s Airport, with 20 airports having reached carbon neutral status. The programme was launched by ACI Europe, the trade body for European airports, in 2009 as part of a commitment to reduce the sector’s carbon emissions, and has now become adopted by all ACI regions. Since the start of the programme in North America six months ago with Seattle-Tacoma as the launch airport, six airports in the region have been certified.

24 03, 2015

Gevo licenses Isobutanol technology to Praj

By |March 24th, 2015|Producer News|0 Comments|

Gevo announced that Praj Industries Limited has signed a MOU to become a Gevo licensee for producing renewable isobutanol at sugar-based ethanol plants. Under the MOU, Praj will undertake to license up to 250 million gallons of isobutanol capacity for sugar-based ethanol plants over the next ten years. Gevo will market the isobutanol produced by Praj’s sub-licensees.

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24 03, 2015

Red Rock Biofuels, is planning a $200 million biofuels refinery in Lakeview,

By |March 24th, 2015|Producer News|0 Comments|

A Colorado company, Red Rock Biofuels, is planning a $200 million biofuels refinery in Lakeview, Oregon where it will refine jet fuel to be used by Southwest Airlines (agreement to supply 3 million gallons signed in September). The refinery will also produce diesel and naptha fuel from its wood pulp stock. According to the Red Rock Biofuels (RRB) website, the company’s technology platform converts woody biomass to jet, diesel, and naphtha fuels. Terry Kulesa, Red Rock CEO and co-founder, said when all is ready the refinery will process approximately 140,000 tons of needles, sawdust, and tree branches each year, refining 12 million […]

23 03, 2015

Indonesia announces palm oil export levies to fund blending subsidies

By |March 23rd, 2015|Producer News|0 Comments|

In Indonesia, the government plans to levy $50 per metric ton on palm oil exports and $30 on shipments in order to pay for domestic blending subsidies. The levies will be in addition to export taxes that are currently set at zero but could be invoked again at between 7.5% and 22.5% when prices go above $750 per ton, perhaps as soon as April.

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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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