André Borschberg, co-founder and pilot of Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) and is preparing for the biggest flight for the solar-powered airplane to date. André Borschberg will pilot the most energy-efficient airplane in the world from the most populous country in the world, China, to the very small island of Oahu, Hawaii. This is a first in aviation history and he will attempot to fly for five consecutive days and nights. The first possible date for the epic Pacific Crossing is Tuesday, May 12.
The European Parliament’s decision to safeguard Connecting Europe Facility and Horizon 2020 funds from the Juncker Plan projects is a positive move, in order to reach greenhouse gas and oil dependency reduction objectives.
The European Parliament gave its final approval on Tuesday (28 April) to a law limiting the use of crop-based biofuel in the transport sector. “With this limit, Europe will prevent emissions of up to 320 million tonnes of CO2, which would otherwise have been caused by extra bad biofuels needed to meet the 10% target. The emissions avoided equal to Poland’s total carbon emissions in 2012,” said Pietro Caloprisco, senior policy officer at Transport & Environment (T&E), a pressure group.
JetBlue turns in impressive fuel efficiency gains but emissions continue to grow as a result of traffic growth
To help meet its efficiency goals, JetBlue started an initiative last year called ‘Fuel is Everyone’s Business’, with staff implementing trials and procedures that have so far saved $2.5 million in fuel costs. One example is to reduce engine idling time, which can reduce fuel consumption by millions of pounds annually, it says.
The new 1.25-million-square-foot Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has become the largest terminal in the United States to achieve LEED Gold certification by the US Green Building Council.
Red Rock’s first commercial scale renewable jet fuel refinery edges closer as it secures venture capital funding
Construction could start as early as this summer of Red Rock Biofuel’s first commercial scale refinery in Lakeview, Oregon to produce renewable jet fuels from woody biomass sourced from forests and sawmills. This follows the announcement of a partnership with venture capital firm Flagship Ventures that includes an undisclosed investment in Red Rock. The cost of the refinery is put at $200 million, $70 million of which will come from an award last year by the US Departments of Agriculture, Energy and Navy, and production of jet fuel, diesel and naphtha is expected to start around 18 months after […]
Per 1 augustus wordt Jonas van Stekelenburg directeur Cargo van luchthaven Schiphol. Hij volgt Enno Osinga op die in september met pensioen gaat. Dat heeft de luchthaven bekendgemaakt. In zijn nieuwe functie gaat Van Stekelenburg zich bezighouden met de verdere ontwikkeling van de cargomarktplaats op de luchthaven. Van Stekelenburg is al enige tijd werkzaam voor de Schiphol Group. Dit heeft hij gedaan in Amsterdam maar ook in het buitenland. De afgelopen jaren was van Stekelenburg directeur van The Grounds.
Vancouver has become the latest city to commit to running on 100 per cent renewable energy. The city of 600,000 on Canada’s west coast aims to use only green energy sources for electricity, and also for heating and cooling and transportation.
JetBlue recently announced its eighth annual “One Thing That’s Green” initiative. This ongoing campaign encourages our customers and crew members to undertake one green initiative in their daily lives to help reduce their carbon footprint. As such, to date nearly 3,000 JetBlue crew members and community volunteers have planted more than 3,500 trees and cleaned nearly three tons of trash in cities including New York, Boston, Los Angeles and Orlando.