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Government Policy Action Is Key to the Large-Scale Deployment of Aviation Biofuels, Hears ICAO Seminar
February 24, 2017 – 4:46 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  Although sustainable alternative fuels are key to meeting the aviation sector’s long-term emissions goals, supportive government policies are required to bring these fuels to global deployment. This was a central theme of last …

Aviation Firms Turn to Seaweed, Sugar
February 14, 2017 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

(AFP/China Post)  The air transportation sector is turning slowly toward sustainable fuels as part of the global fight against climate change. But adoption has been delayed due to a lack of incentives and low oil prices.

Even …

Commercial Aircraft Propulsion and Energy Systems Research: Reducing Global Carbon Emissions (2016)
June 1, 2016 – 3:45 pm | No Comment

by Committee on Propulsion and Energy Systems to Reduce Commercial Aviation Carbon Emissions; Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (National Academies Press) The primary …

Biofuels Still Have to Solve Economic Conundrum
November 9, 2015 – 3:49 pm | No Comment

by Thierry Dubois (AIN Online)  Biofuels for aviation are still facing multiple challenges, the greatest being finding ways to make production economical, according to a report jointly released in September by the French Académie des …

Global Bioenergies Joins aireg to Push the Jet Fuel Application of Its Isobutene Process
September 14, 2015 – 5:16 pm | No Comment

(Global Bioenergies)  Global Bioenergies has joined aireg – Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany e.V. – . The French industrial biology company, which is currently developing its demonstration plant in Leuna, Germany will soon …

Researchers Develop Process for Drop-In Aviation Biofuel
June 16, 2015 – 11:48 am | No Comment

(Department of Energy/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory/ECNMag.com)  While biofuels have proven to be an effective, renewable, low-carbon alternative to gasoline and diesel, jet fuels pose unique challenges. These challenges have now been met with a new …

Look, up in the Sky! The Best of the Aviation Biofuels Slides from ABLC 2015
March 30, 2015 – 11:14 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Great Scott! New molecules, new feedstocks, new technologies, and reaching scale — the best of the best.  At ABLC 2015, the focus on innovation included a complete program on aviaiton …

High Flying
March 27, 2015 – 11:51 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Can you make ultra-performing diesel and jet fuels from essential oils found in hemp, a/k/a cannabis sativa, a/k/a marijuana?  Turns out, you can.

Beta caryophyllene — regardless of source — is …

Energy Group, Total, Makes Investment & Initiates Joint Development Agreement with Renmatix
March 3, 2015 – 10:45 am | No Comment

(Renmatix/Total/PR Newswire)  – Total invests in Renmatix – Takes equity and Board seat in Philadelphia based licensor of supercritical hydrolysis technology for conversion of biomass into economical cellulosic sugar   — Companies complete Joint Development …

What’s New, Different and Hot in Military and Aviation Biofuels
February 20, 2015 – 3:05 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In the world of aviation biofuels, the bands and the bunting are rolling out less frequently. But mostly, because the sector has moved out of a noise-filled early R&D phase …

The Worldwide Push for Aviation Biofuels
January 16, 2015 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

by Keith Campbell  (Engineering News)  On October 19, 2004, the world’s first exclusively biofuel powered production aircraft received its certification, allowing it to be flown operationally. That aircraft was (and is) the Neiva (now Embraer) …

Boeing, Embraer Open Joint Aviation Biofuel Research Center in Brazil
January 15, 2015 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

(Boeing) Collaboration supports Brazil’s role in developing sustainable biofuel, helps meet aviation’s environmental goals.    Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Embraer [BM&FBOVESPA: EMBR3, NYSE: ERJ] today opened a joint sustainable aviation biofuel research center in a …

Can Brazil Get Its Ethanol Mojo Back?
December 22, 2014 – 2:45 pm | No Comment

by Mac Margolis (Bloomberg View)  Brazilian airline Gol set out earlier this year to launch the world’s first commercial flight powered partly by renewable fuel made from sugar cane.

Fermenting ordinary sugar into jet fuel ended …

Amyris Renewable Jet Fuel Receives Regulatory Approval in Brazil
December 17, 2014 – 11:34 am | No Comment

(Amyris)  Brazil Now Cleared for Flying With Locally-Produced, Sugarcane-Derived Jet Fuel as Study Indicates That Amyris’s Renewable Fuels Greatly Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Compared to Fossil Fuels

Amyris, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMRS) welcomed the approval of its renewable …

14 for ’15: The Bioeconomy Agenda, 2015
December 1, 2014 – 11:00 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  14 perspectives on policy, technologies and geographies of compelling interest in the new year —  At ABLC Next this year in San Francisco — naturally, the focus is on “what’s …

2 Airlines Are Already Using Biofuels, So Why Aren’t We All Flying Green?
November 20, 2014 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

By Reuben Brewer (The Motley Fool)  In July, Brazilian airline GOL became the first airline to use a new type of biofuel to power a commercial flight. The fuel in question was farnesene, which is …

Animal Fat in Airplanes: Could Biofuels Help Airlines’ Bottom Lines?
November 14, 2014 – 12:30 pm | No Comment

by Benét J. Wilson (BusinessJournalism.org)  Right now, oil prices are down, but nobody expects them to stay there. That is why Airlines for America, the trade organization for the largest U.S. carriers, says its members …

Airlines Fly the Skies on a Sugar High
October 14, 2014 – 2:50 pm | No Comment

by Amy Yee (The New York Times)  The red-and-white Boeing 737 looked like any other plane on the tarmac at Orlando International Airport. But on a clear day last July, the plane became the first …

Lufthansa Operates Commercial flight using new sugar-based biofuel and signs jatropha agreement
September 30, 2014 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  Following its recent approval by international fuel standards body ASTM, the sugar-based biofuel developed by the Total oil group and US-based biotech company Amyris was used by Lufthansa on a commercial flight from …

Lufthansa Conducts First European Scheduled Flight Using Sugar-Based Biofuel
September 17, 2014 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

(Lufthansa)  Memorandum of Understanding signed with JatroSolutions GmbH on the cultivation of jatropha

The Lufthansa Group has marked another milestone in its pioneering work in the testing of alternative fuels. Today, Lufthansa flight LH 190 from …

Biofuels in Brazil
September 17, 2014 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by Antonio Maria Bonomi, Paulo Barbosa and Susan van Dyk  (IEA Bioenergy Task 39 Newsletter #37)  Brazil was the leader in biofuels production and exports until the USA became the world’s largest biofuel producer in 2006 and …

Brazil’s GOL to Start International Flights using Newly-Certified Amyris/Total Renewable Jet Fuel
August 11, 2014 – 11:39 am | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  Less than a month after approval for commercial use by fuel certification body ASTM International, Brazilian carrier GOL has announced it is to begin flying with blended farnesane renewable jet fuel developed by the …

Brazilian Airline GOL to Make First International Commercial Flights With Newly Approved Amyris-Total Aviation Biofuel
July 9, 2014 – 10:46 am | No Comment

(Amyris/GlobeNewsWire)  International Flights From Florida to Sao Paulo Using Sugarcane-Derived Renewable Jet Fuel Support GOL Environmental Performance Objectives

Amyris (Nasdaq:AMRS) has partnered with Brazilian airline GOL (NYSE:GOL) to begin the first commercial route with farnesane, the …

Intrexon Makes Farnesene from Methane: Hot Route to Low-Cost Jet Fuels and Diesels?
July 1, 2014 – 10:20 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Second Product of Intrexon’s Proprietary Bioconversion Platform Following Isobutanol  Who’s happy, who’s bumming — and how far along is the work, really? The Digest looks at Intrexon’s breakthrough.  Gas-to-Liquids approach …

Aviation RFJ: Are You Getting on Board? Technical Pathway Development–Expanding Supply and Reducing Cost
April 26, 2013 – 11:19 am | No Comment

by Aino Siirala (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Steve Csonka, as director of Enviro Strategy and Ecomagination, GE Aviation, the world-leading provider of jet engines, gave an overview of the importance of renewable jet fuel specifications leading …

Combined Bacterial/Metal Catalysis Turns Sugars to Jet Fuel
December 6, 2012 – 7:03 pm | No Comment

by John Timmer (Ars Technica)  …The process relies on a specific species of bacteria, Clostridium acetobutylicum. Given a source of sugar (which can be obtained by digesting cellulose in plants), these bacteria will produce a mixture …

Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuels Update on ASTM Approval
May 30, 2012 – 7:08 pm | No Comment

by Nate Brown (Federal Aviation Administration)  Power Point presentation with graphics illustrating the steps for new aviation fuel approval, graphic descriptions of anticipated aviation fuels (and progress of various pathways along the process).  Includes alcohol …

Virdia, Virent Pioneer New Super-Performing, Parity-Cost Renewable Jet Fuel Pathway
March 27, 2012 – 10:35 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Virent, Virdia debut super-performing drop-in aviation biofuels made from drop-in cellulosic pine tree sugars; “passed under conditions where conventional jet fuels would fail,” says Air Force.

In Wisconsin, Virent and Virdia …