Supply-chain initiatives

29 01, 2015

GE Joins Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium

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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

Contract awarded for UAE pilot project that will use desert plants and seawater to produce jet biofuel

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AA consortium of aviation, biofuel and research interests have awarded a contract to construct the world’s first bioenergy pilot project that will use desert land and seawater to produce sustainable aviation fuel in the United Arab Emirates. The project, which is expected to be operational by late summer, is based on research carried out at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology into using coastal seawater to raise fish and shrimp for food, whose nutrient-rich wastewater then fertilises oil-rich halophyte plants that can be harvested for aviation biofuel production. The Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC) was founded by Masdar, […]

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

Unique partnership between airport, airlines and fuel suppliers sees Oslo become first hub for biofuel flights

By |December 16th, 2014|Aviation, CSR, SkyNRG, Supply-chain initiatives|0 Comments|

Oslo is to become the first airport to supply regular commercial deliveries of blended sustainable aviation biofuel to airlines. From March 2015, the SkyNRG partnership with Statoil Aviation will provide 2.5 million litres of biofuel annually to the airport under a unique agreement with the airport’s operator, Avinor. SAS, KLM and the Lufthansa Group of carriers serving Oslo are the first to participate in the initiative, which is open to all airlines. The amount of biofuel corresponds to using it in a 50% blend with conventional fuel on around 3,000 flights between Oslo and Bergen, although Lufthansa and its […]

16 09, 2014

Lufthansa conducts first European scheduled flight using sugar-based biofuel

By |September 16th, 2014|Aviation, Supply-chain initiatives|0 Comments|

On September 15th, Lufthansa flight LH 190 from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel is being operated using a ten percent blend of the new biofuel component farnesan. This is the first scheduled flight in Europe to run on this fuel mix. Farnesan is a sugar-based bio-kerosene developed jointly by the TOTAL oil group and the U.S.-based biotech company Amyris, which in April of this year received RSB (Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials) Certification.

Today’s flight was preceded by a rig test at Lufthansa Technik’s facility in Hamburg in autumn 2013 as part of the EU’s “Blending Study” project. The tests showed that […]

14 07, 2014

Sinopec, Sapphire Energy project unveiled in China; wins US-China EcoPartnerships nod

By |July 14th, 2014|Supply-chain initiatives|0 Comments|

The Digest has heard from China that Sapphire Energy’s and Sinopec’s algae-derived renewable crude oil project has been selected for the U.S.-China EcoPartnerships program, and that the announcement is being made overnight US time in Beijing, China, by the U.S. Secretary of State and the People’s Republic of China State Councilor.

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7 06, 2014

Boeing and Embraer to open joint research centre to help develop Brazilian aviation biofuel supply chain

By |June 7th, 2014|Supply-chain initiatives|0 Comments|

Boeing and Embraer are to open a joint research centre in Brazil to help advance a sustainable aviation biofuels industry in the country. Under the initiative, the two companies will also fund and coordinate research with Brazilian universities and other institutions. Located in São José dos Campos Technology Park, the centre’s research will focus on technologies that address gaps in a national sustainable aviation biofuel supply chain, such as feedstock production and processing technologies.

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7 04, 2014

Norwegian airport operator Avinor to invest up to $16.5 million to support national aviation biofuel production

By |April 7th, 2014|Supply-chain initiatives|0 Comments|

Norway’s state-owned airport operator and air navigation services provider Avinor has pledged to contribute up to 100 million Norwegian kroner ($16.5 million) over a ten-year period to help develop an aviation biofuel sector in the country.

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25 02, 2014

UK sustainable aviation industry group plots roadmap towards a 30 cent uptake in aviation biofuels by 2050

By |February 25th, 2014|Supply-chain initiatives|0 Comments|

The UK cross-sector industry group Sustainable Aviation (SA) has started work on a roadmap to plot a path towards achieving a 30 per cent take-up of sustainable alternative aviation fuels by 2050. These fuels are expected to show lifecycle savings of 60 per cent compared to their fossil fuel equivalent and therefore contribute to an overall reduction of 18 per cent in UK aviation CO2 emissions.

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18 02, 2014

British Columbia’s bioenergy industry is creating a strong bio-economy

By |February 18th, 2014|Supply-chain initiatives|0 Comments|

BC´s latest bioenergy projects is underway in the city of Surrey. By 2015, Surrey will be home to Canada’s largest organics biofuel facility, which will collect and process residential and commercial yard and kitchen waste to be used as fuel for vehicles, including the city’s new fleet of 100 per cent compressed natural gas waste collection trucks. British Columbia is working toward becoming one of Canada’s most comprehensive biomass inventories, innovative bioenergy projects and nearly 40 bioenergy companies across the province are supported by top research facilities, progressive communities, dedicated government programs and investments from the private sector.

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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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