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10 06, 2015

Neste going Google and Google going NEXBTL

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The world’s leading producer of renewable fuels, Neste is going Google by introducing Google Drive for Work services to its personnel globally. Being at the forefront of technology development Neste is taking the next step in creating an environment for innovation and enabling new ways of working. At the same time Google is moving forward with Neste’s innovative NEXBTL renewable diesel which is being used on selected Google’s shuttle buses (gBuses) in Silicon Valley, California.

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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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23 02, 2015

Apple swings for the fences with $848 million solar deal

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

This week Apple announced the largest commercial purchase of solar power ever with an $848 million deal with First Solar to buy the electricity generated from a huge solar farm the equipment firm is building in California. Apple already owns the largest private solar facility in the country in North Carolina and is building another solar farm in Arizona. The company also has invested in wind, fuel cells and hydropower.

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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. […]

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 […]

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

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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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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