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Vega Biofuels to Provide Biochar to Alaska’s Legal Cannabis Industry
March 7, 2017 – 8:09 pm | No Comment

(Vega Biofuels)  Vega Biofuels, Inc. (OTCPink:VGPR) announced today that it has signed a five year Agreement to provide the Company’s Biochar to legal cannabis growers in Alaska.  The state of Alaska is the most recent …

Biodiesel Opportunities Abroad
January 13, 2016 – 7:35 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Several U.S. producers, including Genuine Bio-Fuel, Hero BX and the now-defunct Promethean Biofuels, in addition to Miami-based biodiesel exporter and hopeful technology provider Lagosur, sketch out overviews of international developments.

“Taxation, …

Why Activists Are Pushing a ‘Supply Side’ Strategy for Fighting Climate Change
September 15, 2015 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

by Chris Mooney (The Washington Post)  Even as President Obama further amplifies his rhetoric about addressing climate change, a coalition of environmental organizations released a letter Monday seeking to push his administration much further still. Not content with …

Alaska Airlines Partners with NARA on Alternative Jet Fuels
August 25, 2015 – 6:49 pm | No Comment

by Jesse Sokolow (Frequent Business Traveler)  Alaska Airlines announced a new partnership with Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance, or NARA, that is aimed at furthering the production and use of alternative jet fuel made from leftover …

Alaska Airlines, Gevo to Demonstrate Renewable Alcohol-to-Jet Fuel in Upcoming Flight
May 8, 2015 – 12:20 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Alaska Airlines ups the ante in the search for sustainable, affordable jet fuels.  In Colorado, Gevo and Alaska Airlines announced a strategic alliance to purchase Gevo’s renewable jet fuel and fly …

Early Slowdown Signs Emerge for U.S. Oil States after Crude Slide
December 15, 2014 – 2:45 pm | No Comment

by Tim Reid (Reuters)  … In Houston, Texas, the first oil industry layoffs have been announced, with realtors there predicting a sharp decline, up to 12 percent, in home sales next year.
Alaska’s 2015 fiscal year …

Washington State the Center of Climate Change Solutions
July 9, 2014 – 8:21 pm | No Comment

by Gleen Farley (KING 5 News) In 2011, Alaska Airlines was the first carrier in the country to fly regular passenger carrying flights using bio-fuel.  It replaced 20 percent of the jet fuel with a crystal …

EPA Funds University Research on Cleaner Fuel Burning to Improve Air Quality/The World Health Organization Estimates that Cookstove Smoke Accounts for over 4 Million Premature Deaths Annually
May 28, 2014 – 5:46 pm | No Comment

(US Environmental Protection Agency)  Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced new funding for six universities to research cleaner technologies and fuels for cooking, lighting, and heating homes that will help improve air quality …

E85 Fueling Station Availability Is Increasing
March 10, 2014 – 11:53 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy Energy Information Administration)  The number of retail fueling stations offering motor fuel that can be up to 85% ethanol, known as E85, has grown rapidly since 2007. According to the Alternative Fuels …

Alaska Airlines to Advance Use of Sustainable Biofuel
July 26, 2013 – 10:42 am | No Comment

by Jeremy Del Nero (Frequent Business Traveler)  Alaska Airlines said it would begin to purchase sustainable biofuel for use in its aircraft from Hawaii BioEnergy.
The raw material for the biofuel will likely be woody biomass-based …

White House Wants $2 billion to Give Cleaner Transport a Boost
February 14, 2013 – 11:34 am | No Comment

by Patrick Rucker (Reuters)  President Barack Obama wants Congress to create a $2 billion clean-energy transportation fund using fees paid by oil and gas producers on federal lands, the White House said Wednesday, expanding a plan announced …

Murkowski Energy Plan Would Gut the RFS
February 11, 2013 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Feb. 4, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, ranking member of the Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources, released an energy blueprint that calls for a wide variety of …

ACORE Releases 2012 State-by-State Resource for Renewable Energy
November 12, 2012 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

(ACORE)  The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) released the 2012 edition of its report, Renewable Energy in the 50 States, as an interactive, online resource. Compiling updated financial data, resource potentials, market and policy …

Alaska Air Group Issues First Comprehensive Corporate Sustainability Report
September 12, 2012 – 8:53 am | No Comment

(MarketWatch/Alaska Air)  …Key highlights of the report include:
Planet:
Alaska and Horizon improved their fuel efficiency, resulting in 30 percent less carbon emissions in the environment (measured by flying one passenger one mile). These reductions were accomplished …

Ethanol Blends Overtaking Gasoline Supply Chain
March 23, 2012 – 5:51 pm | No Comment

(OPISNet.com)  It’s been a long time coming, but ethanol now dominates the U.S. gasoline blending landscape. The number of wholesale terminals supplying only conventional clear gasoline for truck loadings has trimmed down to just nine …

IN FOCUS: Pricing and Supply Key to Unlocking Large-Scale US Biofuel Use
February 23, 2012 – 9:45 am | No Comment

by Lori Ranson (FlightGlobal)  Successful commercial biofuel flights operated by US carriers in late 2011 were underpinned by an understanding that price and supply chain infrastructure remain the big hurdles to creating a viable full-scale …

Brewing up Power: Beer Maker Finalizes Biofuels Project
January 13, 2012 – 9:40 am | No Comment

by Jonathan Grass (Alaska Journal of Commerce)
Alaskan Brewing Co. has entered the final stage of a 16-year process in setting a precedent in renewable energy. The Juneau-based brewery has a new boiler to make its …

‘If You Build It, We Will Buy It’ Says Airline CEO on Biojet Fuel
November 17, 2011 – 4:10 pm | No Comment

by Luke Geiver (Biorefining Magazine)  The second week in November could go down as one of the most significant weeks for advanced biofuels, airline companies and the use of biofuel-blended jet fuel in the U.S. …

Biofuel Flights Signal Demand From U.S. Airlines
November 14, 2011 – 7:14 pm | No Comment

by Graham Warwick (Aviation Week)  As airlines launch the first commercial biofuel flights in the U.S., the government is working with industry to scale up production of biomass-derived jet fuel to commercial quantities beginning in …

SkyNRG Serves First Airline Customer out of the US: Alaska Airlines and launches SkyNRG in North America together with Partner EPIC Aviation
November 10, 2011 – 8:26 am | No Comment

(SkyNRG)  SkyNRG, the Amsterdam based global market leader in sustainable jet fuel will supply Alaska Airlines with sustainable Jet Fuel in the month of November. The airline will operate 75 regularly scheduled flights out of …

Race for Scale: United, Alaska Airlines Launch Commercial Aviation Biofuels Flights
November 7, 2011 – 7:56 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  United and Solazyme, Alaska and Dynamic Fuels hook up, as producers scramble to make fuel, raise cash, ratchet down costs. Will producers scale, or fail?
…United Airlines will operate the first …

Sustainable Aviation Fuels Northwest
May 5, 2011 – 11:26 am | No Comment

(Climate Solutions)  Alaska Airlines, The Boeing Company, Port of Seattle, Port of Portland, Spokane International Airport, and Washington State University have initiated a strategic stakeholder process to develop a “Flight Path” (action plan)  to produce …

10 to watch: Senators on Energy
February 5, 2011 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

by Darren Goode (Politico)  With Republicans controlling the House and ramping up oversight and investigations of the Obama administration, focus at least initially in the next Congress will be on the Senate to lay a …

Transportation and Aviation Leaders Launch Sustainable Biofuels Initiative
July 12, 2010 – 10:48 am | No Comment

(PR NewsWire)  Regional assessment to outline biomass sources for creating renewable jet fuel.
Alaska Airlines, Boeing, Portland International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Spokane International Airport and Washington State University today announced a strategic initiative to promote …

First Commercial Biodiesel Produced in Alaska
June 18, 2010 – 6:56 pm | No Comment

(Biodiesel Magazine)  Alaska Green Waste Solutions begins production in its new biodiesel plant designed and built by Pacific Biodiesel Technologies.
On June 9, the first commercial biodiesel was produced in the state of Alaska. Alaska Green …