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21 01, 2015

Boeing and Embraer open joint research centre to aid sustainable aviation fuels development in Brazil

By |January 21st, 2015|Research & Development|0 Comments|

Following a collaboration agreement signed last year (http://www.greenaironline.com/news.php?viewStory=1859) to jointly conduct and co-fund research into establishing an aviation biofuels industry in Brazil, Boeing and Embraer have opened a research centre in São José dos Campos. At the centre, the companies will coordinate and co-fund research with Brazilian universities and other institutions. This will focus on technologies that address gaps in creating a viable industry, such as feedstock production, techno-economic analysis, economic viability studies and processing technologies.

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21 01, 2015

LATAM partners with SCX to launch a corporate air travel carbon offsetting programme in Latin America

By |January 21st, 2015|Aviation, CSR|0 Comments|

LATAM has joined forces with SCX, the first private climate stock exchange in the Southern Hemisphere, to launch a programme dedicated to offsetting carbon emissions from corporate air travel. Commitments to reduce emissions from the 10 companies that have initially joined the programme, called Neutravel, account for over 17,000 tons of CO2 and in its first year, it is aiming to reach 50,000 tons – equivalent to the carbon captured in one year by planting more than 6 million native trees. Partner companies will neutralise emissions through investments in certified emission compensation projects in the region, together with accredited […]

21 01, 2015

More biofuels with low environmental impact possible, scientists say

By |January 21st, 2015|Research & Development|0 Comments|

EU countries could increase their production of biofuels with a minimum impact on the environment, Utrecht University scientists concluded in a study published on 13 January. ILUC prevention measures were quantified for four case studies (Poland, Hungary, Eastern Romania, Indonesia) by assessing how much additional biofuels can be produced with low risk of causing ILUC. The case studies show that large amounts of additional biofuels can be produced with a low risk of causing ILUC. In the high scenario, already 1.3% of the total energy use (or 13% of the renewable energy use) in road transport in the EU […]

21 01, 2015

ABN Amro gaat voor de wind

By |January 21st, 2015|CSR|0 Comments|

De ABN Amro gaat haar slogan ‘Een betere bank die bijdraagt aan een betere wereld’ kracht bij zetten de komende tijd. Nog voor het einde van het jaar wil ABN Amro de elektriciteit van alle kantoren en datacenters van de bank volledig laten draaien op windmolens. De bank heeft hiervoor een contract afgesloten met Eneco. ABN Amro is een van de iniatiefnemers van GBC Zuidas en founding partner van GBC Utrecht Centraal.

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9 01, 2015

Finnish bioethanol company negotiating with UPM for mothballed paper mill

By |January 9th, 2015|Producer News|0 Comments|

Suomen Bioetanoli, a Finnish bioethanol company, is currently negotiating with UPM to buy the Myllykoski paper mill site, including the remaining equipment. Recently the Finnish Ministry of Employment and Economy has granted Suomen Bioetanoli 30 million euros for the construction of a bioethanol production facility.

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9 01, 2015

Advanced biofuels production capacity in North America reached 800 million gallons in 2014

By |January 9th, 2015|Policy|0 Comments|

A new market report issued by Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) reports that the capacity of advanced biofuels production (i.e. biofuels with at least 50% reduction in carbon emissions) has reached approximately 800 gallons gasoline equivalent in 2014. They project a capacity of 1.7 billion gallons gasoline equivalent in 2017. Policies like the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) continue to be the primary drivers for market development. Most notable industry challenges still remain related to regulatory uncertainty, such as the delay in in EPA’s annual announcement of RFS volumes in 2014.

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9 01, 2015

EPA: Google, Kohl’s and REI reflect trends in Green Power

By |January 9th, 2015|CSR|0 Comments|

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership, a US program that supports organizations in procuring green power, has seen several exciting trends emerge as an increasing number of organizations install new projects. They define green power as electricity produced from solar, wind, geothermal, biogas, eligible biomass and low-impact small hydroelectric sources.
The best trends are reflected in this year’s Green Power Leadership Awardee accomplishments. Award winners were recognized in December by the EPA for demonstrating leadership among their peers nationwide.

Google, is using on-site generation and long-term power purchase agreements to power its data centers with 100 percent […]

9 01, 2015

The circular economy is coming — who’s leading the charge?

By |January 9th, 2015|CSR|0 Comments|

The Circular Economy Awards — or the Circulars, will recognize the pioneers taking circular economy principles and making them a reality.
A list of the pioneers demonstrating innovation and market disruption is to be found here: http://www.greenbiz.com/article/circular-economy-coming-whos-leading-charge

Among the finalists we find: Lanzatech & Vandebron. Most promising cities & regions are Atlanta, New South Wales (AUS), Sunderland (UK)
and Tokyo.

More info about the criteria & finalists is to be found at: http://www.thecirculars.org/index.html

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9 01, 2015

Renewable jet fuels from Amyris and Gevo make advances on approvals and towards commercial supply

By |January 9th, 2015|Producer News|0 Comments|

Brazil’s fuel regulator ANP has approved the use of Amyris renewable jet fuel for commercial airline use in blends of up to 10 per cent. With the fuel being produced at the Amyris biorefinery at Brotas in south-eastern Brazil, this clears the way for its commercialisation in the country.

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17 12, 2014

NZ Super Fund makes 60 US$ investment in LanzaTech

By |December 17th, 2014|Producer News|0 Comments|

The investment takes Series D (last pre-commercial) venture round to $120 million.

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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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