Aviation

23 02, 2015

Neste Oil reports €583 M operating profit over 2014

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Neste released its financial results for 2014. Their sales volume increased by 9% compared to the previous year, 73 of the volume was allocated to the European market. This is a significantly higher share compared to 2013, reflecting the regulatory uncertainty in the US. Their renewables’ product margin was 278 US$/Mt, down from 328 US$.

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23 02, 2015

Why Abu Dhabi To Launch The 1st RTW Solar Flight?

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

In less than 3 weeks, the First Round-The-World Solar Flight is scheduled to depart Abu Dhabi. This adventure is a way for Bertrand Piccard, President and initiator, and André Borschberg, CEO and co-founder — the 2 pilots of Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) — to demonstrate how pioneering spirit, innovation, and clean technologies can change the world.

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23 02, 2015

Airlines must use their market power to ensure biofuels meet the highest sustainability standards, says NRDC

By |February 23rd, 2015|Aviation, CSR|0 Comments|

An evaluation by US NGO Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) of sustainability standards followed by airlines using or intending to use biofuels finds the industry has made great strides in adopting such fuels with some airlines doing better than others on sustainability issues. This is the second annual report by NRDC on aviation biofuels but the first to name and score airlines on an individual basis according to a set of sustainability criteria. Airlines were scored on their participation in industry initiatives to promote sustainability certification, public commitments in sourcing, and the monitoring and disclosure of important sustainability metrics. […]

23 02, 2015

Etihad named ‘Airline of the Year’

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

Etihad Airways has taken out the ‘Airline of the Year’ award at the 2015 Aviation 100 Awards, organised by Airline Economics magazine. The prestigious awards are voted for by the industry and recognise outstanding achievement in the aerospace sector, with Etihad Airways claiming the coveted ‘Airline of the Year’ title. The awards follow a milestone year, which saw the national flag carrier quantum leap its level of growth, launching 10 new routes including three in North America, and injected significant investment into new equity partnerships.

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29 01, 2015

GE Joins Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium

By |January 29th, 2015|Aviation, Supply-chain initiatives|0 Comments|

GE has become the latest in a number of high-profile companies to join the Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC). The consortium now consists of Masdar Institute, GE, Etihad Airways, Boeing, Honeywell UOP, and Safran. The aim of this consortium is the development and support of technologies/approaches to producing “sustainable bioenergy” — which is to say (for the most part), aviation industry efforts to develop “next-gen” fuels. The SBRC was founded by The Masdar Institute of Science & Technology and a number of the other current members of the consortium.

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29 01, 2015

United and JetBlue see value in a customer demand for environmentally sustainable holiday destinations

By |January 29th, 2015|Aviation, CSR|0 Comments|

United Airlines has launched a new travel programme for customers looking to incorporate sustainability and environmental responsibility into their holiday requirements. The airline is partnering with The Mark Travel Corporation, its exclusive tour operator for United Vacations, and global non-profit Sustainable Travel International (STI) on the programme. JetBlue, another Us airline, has carried out a study into the relationship between a tourist destination’s ecosystems and the value that has to the airline in a purely business sense. Leisure travel to the Caribbean’s pristine beaches and clear seas is key to JetBlue’s business model but that could be impacted by […]

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 […]

17 12, 2014

Boeing Burns Neste’s Renewable Diesel in Test Flight

By |December 17th, 2014|Aviation, Research & Development, Supply-chain initiatives|0 Comments|

Aircraft maker Boeing has made a successful test flight using Neste Oil’s NEXBTL renewable diesel fuel. This Neste news release says the Boeing 787 Dreamliner flew as part of the ecoDemonstrator program on a 15 percent blend of the green fuel for the first time in history.

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16 12, 2014

Vliegen op ‘tabakkerosine’ dichterbij

By |December 16th, 2014|Aviation, CSR, SkyNRG|0 Comments|

Vliegen op kerosine gewonnen uit tabak, die mogelijkheid komt steeds dichterbij. In Zuid-Afrika is de industriële fase ingeluid van een geheel nieuw procedé om uit tabaksplanten duurzame vliegtuigbrandstof te halen.

”Toen wij begonnen, werd het opgevat als een 1 aprilgrap”, zei Joost van Lier, directeur van de Zuid-Afrikaanse vestiging van Sunchem, het Italiaanse biotechnische bedrijf dat een nieuwe variant kweekte van de tabaksplant. Die plant, de Solaris, bevat geen nicotine maar wel plantaardige olie. Die kan als basis dienen voor de productie van duurzame kerosine die een reductie van 80 procent op de uitstoot van CO2 garandeert.

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16 12, 2014

SkyNRG, Boeing, South African Airways Look to First Harvest of Energy-Rich Tobacco to Make Sustainable Aviation Biofuel

By |December 16th, 2014|Aviation, SkyNRG|0 Comments|

MARBLE HALL, South Africa, Dec. 9, 2014 – Boeing [NYSE:BA] and South African Airways (SAA) announced today that South African farmers will soon harvest their first crop of energy-rich tobacco plants,
an important step towards using the plants to make sustainable aviation biofuel.
Boeing and SAA, along with partners SkyNRG and Sunchem SA, also officially launched Project Solaris, their collaborative effort to develop an aviation biofuel supply chain with a nicotine-free tobacco plant called Solaris. In Limpopo province, company representatives and industry stakeholders visited commercial and community farms where 123 acres (50 hectares) of Solaris have been planted.
Oil from the plant’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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