4 06, 2015

Alaska Airlines, WSU partner to advance use of aviation biofuels

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Alaska Airline is teaming up with the Washington State University-led Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) to advance the production and use of alternative jet fuel made from forest residuals, the tree limbs and branches that remain after a forest harvest.

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27 05, 2015

Airbus embarks on eco-partnership programme to help airline customers achieve environmental objectives | Cathay Pacific,British Airways,KLM

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

Airbus has launched the Sustainable Aviation Engagement Programme in which it will provide tailored services and expertise to airline customers to help lower their environmental footprint. The programme will focus on specific objectives by airlines involving aircraft technology, aircraft operations, air traffic management (ATM) and sustainable aviation fuels. Pilot projects are currently being developed with three airlines – Cathay Pacific, British Airways and KLM – before the programme is extended to operators worldwide from 2016.

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7 05, 2015

Alaska Airlines, Gevo to demonstrate renewable Alcohol-to-Jet fuel in upcoming flight

By |May 7th, 2015|Aviation|0 Comments|

In Colorado, Gevo and Alaska Airlines announced a strategic alliance to purchase Gevo’s renewable jet fuel and fly the first-ever commercial flight on alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ). The demonstration flight is expected to occur after Gevo receives ASTM International certification for its fuel, sometime in mid to late 2015.

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8 04, 2015

JetBlue Green Initiative

By |April 8th, 2015|Aviation|0 Comments|

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.

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2 04, 2015

Q&A with Mitch Jackson, Vice President of Environmental Affairs & Sustainability at FedEx

By |April 2nd, 2015|Aviation|0 Comments|

“We have big ambitions. We set a strong goal to obtain 30 percent of our aviation fuel from alternative sources by 2030. One challenge we face is aligning our aspirations with the realities of cost competitiveness and available supply. Many smart, dedicated people are working on developing liquid fuels from biomass, but it is not currently available in volumes that are economically viable or meet commercial needs.”

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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 […]

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.

23 03, 2015

Boeing starts ecoDemonstrator 757 flight testing of fuel-reducing technologies to improve aerodynamic efficiency

By |March 23rd, 2015|Aviation|0 Comments|

Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator programme has moved into a new phase with flight testing of a 757 aircraft nearing the end of its operational life that focuses on improvements to aerodynamic efficiency. Over the next few months, Boeing will be collaborating with NASA and airline group TUI to evaluate new technologies that improve fuel and environmental performance.

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21 03, 2015

Boeing, Hainan Airlines, Sinopec celebrate China’s first commercial flight with sustainable aviation biofuel

By |March 21st, 2015|Aviation|0 Comments|

Hainan Airlines and Sinopec today celebrated China’s first passenger flight with sustainable aviation biofuel, a key environmental milestone for China’s commercial aviation industry. The regularly scheduled Hainan Airlines flight – which carried more than 100 passengers from Shanghai to Beijing in a Next-Generation 737-800 – used biofuel made by Sinopec from waste cooking oil collected from restaurants in China. Both of the airplane’s CFM International CFM56-7B engines were powered by a fuel blend of approximately 50 percent aviation biofuel mixed with conventional petroleum jet fuel.

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12 03, 2015

NASA purchases Gevo’s renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel as part of performance testing programme

By |March 12th, 2015|Aviation|0 Comments|

NASA has purchased Gevo’s renewable alcohol-to-jet (ATJ) fuel for aviation use at its NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. NASA has been testing alternative aviation fuels to measure the atmospheric effects of their emissions at altitude and last year signed agreements with NRC of Canada and DLR of Germany as part of its Alternative Fuel Effects on Contrails and Cruise Emissions (ACCESS) programme. In January, Gevo announced the first supersonic test flight by the US Navy using a 50/50 blend of its fuel, which is currently undergoing scrutiny by fuel and aviation experts in efforts to have it […]

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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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