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Power-to-Liquids: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Solid Oxide Fuel Cell technology
February 8, 2018 – 9:27 am | No Comment

Sunfire’s key technology is the Solid Oxide Power Core – a stack of high-temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs).
SOFCs convert chemical energy from a gaseous fuel into electricity and heat. Unlike conventional fuel cells, Sunfire …

Countries Reject Plans for the Expansion of Aviation Biofuels
October 18, 2017 – 5:26 pm | No Comment

(Transport & Environment)  Today, 25 countries convened by the UN International Civil Aviation Organization(ICAO) rightly rejected the  2050 Vision on Sustainable Aviation Fuels that included volume-based targets as originally proposed by the ICAO Secretariat. Brad Schallert, Deputy Director at …

Carbon Offsetting Can Play an Important Role in Achieving Airlines’ Climate Goals, Says Study, but Finds Low Level of Understanding
October 2, 2017 – 7:23 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  … “The key message of our paper is really to understand that carbon offsets play an important role in addressing climate change, but not in the sense that they make emissions ‘go away’ in …

EPA Denies Petition Filed by Biogenic CO2 Coalition
January 6, 2017 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. EPA has denied a petition for reconsideration of its finding that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from aircraft cause or contribute to air pollution that may be reasonably anticipated …

Air BP Achieves Carbon Neutral Status across 250 Airport Operations
November 2, 2016 – 3:25 pm | No Comment

(British Petroleum)  Air BP has become the first aviation fuel supplier to achieve carbon neutrality for its into-plane fuelling services across an international network of over 250 Air BP operated facilities. The achievement follows a …

Low Carbon Fuel Project Achieves Breakthrough as LanzaTech Produces Jet Fuel from Waste Gases for Virgin Atlantic
September 15, 2016 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

(Virgin Atlantic)  For the first time ever, 1,500 US gallons of jet fuel has been produced from ‘Lanzanol’, LanzaTech’s low carbon ethanol; Producing the world’s first jet fuel derived from waste industrial gases from steel mills via …

COP21 President Says Growing Emissions from Aviation and Shipping Sectors Must Be Tackled This Year
January 29, 2016 – 4:45 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online) The President of the COP21 negotiations in Paris, French foreign minister Laurent Fabius, told the World Economic Forum in Davos yesterday that in the year ahead it would be necessary to work with …

The Collapse Of Oil Prices Has Killed What Little Serious Interest Airlines Ever Had In Biofuels
January 27, 2016 – 4:36 pm | No Comment

by Dan Reed (Forbes)  …  Additionally, airlines – which always are sensitive to the rising and falling of public and political sentiments – have sought to position themselves as environmentally-concerned corporate citizens eager to make …

Reports from IMF and French Economists Call for Climate Taxes on International Aviation Fuel or Air Travel
January 15, 2016 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  Two reports, one an International Monetary Fund (IMF) internal discussion note and the other by the Paris School of Economics (PSE), suggest taxing international aviation fuel or air travel could provide an equitable …

Alcohol to Renewable Jet Fuel: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Gevo’s ATJ
December 17, 2015 – 3:53 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Alcohol-to-jet. Several are working on it – Byogy, for example, and Vertimass, Virent and LanzaTech. But Gevo has been working through the rigorous ASTM process for six years, which includes …

Why Taxes Are Not an Option in Addressing International Civil Aviation’s Carbon Footprint
March 27, 2015 – 1:26 pm | No Comment

(GreenAirOnline)  While the aviation sector continues to implement new technological and operational measures to mitigate its carbon footprint, including the development of sustainable alternative fuels, these initiatives by themselves will not be sufficient to offset …

White House Reviews EPA Airplane Emissions Plan
March 4, 2015 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

by Timothy Cama  (The Hill) The White House is reviewing the first step the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to take toward regulating greenhouse gas emissions from airplanes. … The White House’s review is the final step …

Diesel Engines Emerging As New Technology For Future of General Aviation Aircraft
August 12, 2014 – 6:24 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Manufacturers Cite Increased Range, Fuel Availability & Better Performance at Altitude As Major Benefits of Diesel Engines
With several major aircraft and engine manufacturers recently announcing the development of new diesel aircraft engines, the …

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 …

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 …

API Challenges 2013 RFS Cellulosic Volume Requirement
October 9, 2013 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The American Petroleum Institute has filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. EPA’s 2013 volume requirement under the renewable fuel standard (RFS), which was finalized in August. Representatives of the …

Tennessee Researchers Develop 5 ppm FAME Detector for Jet Fuel
August 23, 2013 – 1:00 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Millions of dollars and years of testing have already been invested in the attempt to increase ASTM’s allowable amount of fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) contamination in jet fuel, which …

China Eastern Airlines to Run Commercial Flights on Biofuel
April 30, 2013 – 4:14 pm | No Comment

by Joao Peixe (  China Eastern Airlines has just announced that it will begin operating commercial flights which run on 100% biofuel, having completed a successful trial of the renewable aviation fuel on Wednesday.
After an 85 …

Carbon Offsetting Rather than Emissions Trading Becoming Favoured Route as ICAO Looks towards a Global Scheme
November 8, 2012 – 6:07 pm | No Comment

(GreenAirOnline)  As ICAO expert groups continue their work on a global market-based approach to limiting the growth of international aviation emissions, it is beginning to emerge that carbon offsetting, rather than emissions trading, is the …

UK Government Uncertainty over Whether to Include International Aviation Emissions in Carbon Budgets
October 26, 2012 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

(GreenAirOnline)   With emissions from aviation and shipping likely to make up a quarter of the total UK output by 2050, it would be impossible to achieve national climate objectives without including the two sectors in …

Naval Postgraduate School Researchers Evaluate Biofuels for Powering the Fleet
September 5, 2012 – 6:33 pm | No Comment

by Amanda Stein (Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System)  …NPS Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) Associate Professor Dr. Christopher Brophy, and MAE Professor and Chairman Dr. Knox Millsaps, are working to help the Navy understand …

Major Global Biofuels Agreement Signed at Rio+20
July 5, 2012 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

(TheBioenergySite)  An agreement has been signed by The Netherlands and Brazil at international sustainable energy conference Rio+20 designed to boost biofuels development between the two countries.
Brazil and the Netherlands will intensify their collaboration on the …

Continued EPA Delay over Taking Action on Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Aircraft Engines Angers US Environmental Groups
June 27, 2012 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

(GreenAirOnline)  A longstanding fight between a coalition of four US environmental groups and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) looks set to continue after the EPA ruled out any short-term decision on whether greenhouse gas …

New Kids on the Block: 12 hot bio-based technologies worth watching (Parts 1 and 2)
June 25, 2012 – 9:46 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Yet, even in an era where venture capital has been harder to come by (Why? See these 42 article links under the rubric, “The VC Model is Broken” ) — some great …

Why We Need a Greener Military
May 29, 2012 – 2:49 pm | No Comment

by Fred Kaplan (Slate)  …The rationale for barring the Navy from buying the 450,000 gallons of biofuels necessary for the experiment is economic: These fuels are too expensive—about four times more costly than conventional fuels.
To …

On the Road to Gobig: Refinery Intermediates Offer Scale for Advanced Biofuels
April 12, 2012 – 12:45 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Honeywell’s UOP announced two projects this week, and generally more attention was paid by ABLC delegates to its ATJ (alcohol to jet) technology release, suggesting that, in the near term, …

Governments Key To Commercializing Biofuels
January 30, 2012 – 9:40 am | No Comment

by Graham Warwick (Aviation Week)  …But as 2012 progresses, industry is looking to governments to capitalize on the rapid technical progress made in approving bio-derived jet fuels by providing the funding support necessary to scale …

Ramboll Investigates Use of Biofuel for Civil Aviation in Norway
January 16, 2012 – 11:22 am | No Comment

(Construction & Maintenance)  Ramboll Energy and Ramboll in Norway’s Climate Department in Oslo have been appointed by the Norwegian airport operator, Avinor, to investigate the possibilities of utilising sustainable and profitable biofuel for civil aviation …

OriginOil Enters Joint Venture to Develop Biorefineries for U.S. Department of Defense Biofuels Programs
December 27, 2011 – 3:04 pm | No Comment

(OriginOil)  JV receives preliminary funding commitment of $4.5 million to carry out bankable feasibility studies
OriginOil, Inc., the developer of a breakthrough technology to extract oil from algae and an emerging leader in the global algae oil …

Byogy Seeks up to $30 Million to Market Alcohol-Based Jet Fuel
December 8, 2011 – 9:06 am | No Comment

by Christine Boynton  (Air Transport World)  California-based Byogy Renewables will seek as much as $30 million in funding from private equity and strategic investors by mid-2012, Bloomberg reported. The funds will be used to commercialize …

Mid-South Community College’s Renewable Energy Facility Named after Marion Berry
November 29, 2011 – 1:56 pm | No Comment

by Michael Sheffield (Memphis Business Journal)  Mid-South Community Collegewill name its $9 million renewable energy facility after retired Congressman Marion Berry.
The 35,000-square-foot Marion Berry Renewable Energy Center will provide a learning facility for the school’s green jobs training, …

Farm Fields Could Yield Jet Fuel of the Future
November 15, 2011 – 5:43 pm | No Comment

by Heather Lammers (National Renewable Energy Laboratory/Renewable Energy World)  …In June, DOE announced an award of up to $13.4 million dollars to Virent and its partners to develop a process to cost effectively convert cellulosic …

Primus Green Energy Expands Drop-In Fuel Development Plant in N.J., Increases Total Production Capacity
September 10, 2011 – 9:56 am | No Comment

(BusinessWire/Primus Green Energy)  Primus Green Energy (“Primus”), the leader in renewable, drop-in fuel, has expanded its U.S.-based development facility in New Jersey, enabling the company to build its complete, integrated thermal-chemical process. Primus’ game-changing process …

Honeywell’s UOP Breaks Ground on Facility to Convert Biomass to Green Transportation Fuels
August 30, 2011 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

(Honeywell)  UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced today that it has begun construction in Hawaii of a biofuels demonstration unit that will convert forest residuals, algae and other cellulosic biomass into green transportation fuels.
Backed by a …

US Air Force Wants Biofuel Switch
July 22, 2011 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

(News24)  The US Air Force is ready to switch to biofuels to help power its warplanes but the price of alternative fuels remains too high, military officials said.
Anxious to reduce its reliance on oil, the …

Fuel – Crude Thoughts
July 15, 2011 – 9:55 am | No Comment

(IATA) Challenges in the jet fuel supply chain are intensifying, making investment in biofuels essential
…(T)he airline industry fuel bill rose more than 11% to $139 billion in 2010, equivalent to 26% of operating expenses.
…How …

MIT Adds to the Cap-and-Trade Debate
May 20, 2011 – 12:04 pm | No Comment

by James Ott (Aviation Week)  A report from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) should be required reading for environmental policymakers. “The Impact of Climate Policy on US Aviation” was issued this week by the …

Matrix Genetics Pursues the Algae Fuel Dream in the Lab, Not With Big Steel Tanks, Giant Ponds
May 16, 2011 – 9:13 am | No Comment

by Luke Timmerman  (Xconomy Seattle)  …McCormick, one of the featured speakers at next week’s Xconomy event on alternative fuels, has led this quiet effort for the past three years inside Seattle-based Targeted Growth. While Targeted Growth …

Ontario Government Selects Rentech’s New Renewable Jet Fuel Project for Long-Term Supply of Biomass from Crown Forests
May 6, 2011 – 9:46 am | No Comment


Province of Ontario selects Rentech’s newly-announced Olympiad Project in the Township of White River for proposed supply of up to 1.1 million cubic metres/year of wood fibre to produce renewable RenJet®, a certified low-carbon jet …

QUINVITA and the Brazilian Bio-Jetfuel Platform Sign a Strategic Alliance Agreement on Jatropha curcas R&D
April 29, 2011 – 5:39 pm | No Comment

The Brazilian Bio-Jetfuel Platform and the Industrial Crops Technology Company, QUINVITA announces today they entered into a strategic alliance on Research and Development of Jatropha production and processing. Under the signed agreement, QUINVITA joins the …

Officials Certify First Aircraft for Biofuel Usage
February 15, 2011 – 6:53 am | No Comment

by Maj. Richelle Dowdell  (US Air Force)  The C-17 Globemaster III was recently certified for unlimited usage of hydroprocessed blended biofuels known as hydrotreated renewable jet fuels, officials said here Feb. 9.
“This certification marks the Air …

OriginOil to Help Mexico Industrialize its Algae Production
February 15, 2011 – 6:39 am | No Comment

(OriginOil)  Government-funded ‘Manhattan Project’ to pursue aggressive national jet fuels goal
OriginOil, Inc., the developer of breakthrough technology to transform algae, the most promising source of renewable oil, into a true competitor to petroleum, has agreed to …

Air Force Tells Biofuels Industry to ‘Bring It’
February 5, 2011 – 12:46 pm | No Comment

by Grace V. Jean   (National Defense Magazine)  The Air Force within the next five years wants to be able to go on a shopping spree to snap up several hundred million gallons of alternative …

Do You Know the Way to San Jose (dos Campos)? Total, and Its Biofuels Babies
February 2, 2011 – 11:19 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …And, today, the story of advanced biofuels in Brazil amped up considerably yesterday with the announcement that TAM Airlines in conjunction with Airbus, jatropha biofuel producer Brasil Ecodiesel, and AirBP …

Logos Technologies Receives Phase-2 BioJET™ Fuel Award
December 17, 2010 – 8:06 am | No Comment

(PR NewsWire)  Cellulosic biomass from agricultural wastes converted to low-cost jet fuel
Logos Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded the second phase of BioJET™ from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to …

Boeing to Test China Biofuel
October 21, 2010 – 8:12 am | No Comment

(Chicago Breaking Business/Dow Jones Newswire)  Boeing Co., in cooperation with Air China Ltd. and others, plans to test a commercial-jet biofuel in China produced from a locally grown plant by the middle of 2011-part of an …

Accelergy Receives Grant from Pennsylvania Commonwealth Financing Authority
July 12, 2010 – 1:00 pm | No Comment

(Accelergy)  Carbon Cycle Technology Alliance to scale carbon capture and recycling operations
Accelergy Corporation, a global leader in the production of high-grade, domestically sourced liquid fuels, has been awarded an alternative and clean energy program grant from …

Jet-A Alternatives
July 12, 2010 – 11:38 am | No Comment

by David Esler  (Aviation Week)   This December, if the planets align properly and the members of the ASTM International concur, it will become legal to operate a business jet on a blend of conventional Jet-A and …

Aviation Fuel Asia Conference September 27-28 Singapore
July 12, 2010 – 10:54 am | No Comment
Aviation Fuel Asia Conference September 27-28 Singapore

With the recent global economy recovery coupled with the continuous oil price fluctuations and more movements towards green aviation, the commercial aviation industry and the demand & trades for aviation fuel are expected change. Against …

Airline Industry’s First-Ever Carbon Footprint Assessment Carried out on North American Regional Carriers
June 14, 2010 – 12:12 pm | No Comment

(GreenAirOnline)  Sustainability measurement and environmental risk management company EQ2 has conducted the first-ever airline industry carbon and environmental footprint assessment in conjunction with the Regional Airline Association (RAA). Using EQ2’s web-based Evolution sustainability management system, …

US Climate Bill Is a “Blunt and Inappropriate Instrument” That Would Cost Airlines $5bn a Year, Says ATA
June 1, 2010 – 11:31 am | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  The American Power Act proposed by US senators Kerry and Lieberman represented the “wrong approach for aviation,” said Nancy Young, Vice President Environment of the Air Transport Association of America (ATA). She estimated …

Imperial Acquires E-Biofuels for $19.15 Million in Stock, Debt
May 25, 2010 – 8:04 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …Wilson indicated in an exclusive Digest interview that the company intends to qualify its biodiesel under the current specifications for Jet A, based on proprietary technology that has reduced the …

Aviation Alt Fuel Hopes to Get the Lead Out
April 30, 2010 – 12:40 pm | No Comment

by Jason Paur (Wired)  …A small company in Indiana is leading the way for creating an alternative fuel for piston-powered airplanes around the world. Swift Enterprises has created a biomass-derived, synthetic fuel that has already …

X PRIZE Foundation Reveals Expanded Vision for Future; Prize Groups Aim to Solve World’s Most Urgent Problems by Targeting Four Key Areas
April 19, 2010 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

(XPrize Foundation, Marketwire)  …X PRIZE is an educational nonprofit organization whose mission is to create radical breakthroughs, inspiring the formation of new industries, jobs and the revitalization of markets that are currently stalled. Through strategic …

First Flight Takes Place of an Aircraft Solely Powered by Jet Biofuel Blend Derived from Plant Biomass
April 9, 2010 – 1:39 pm | No Comment

(GreenAirOnline)  The US Air Force has carried out the first-ever feasibility flight powered solely by a blended hydrotreated renewable jet fuel. The twin-engined A-10C Thunderbolt used a 50/50 blend of conventional military JP-8 jet fuel …

British Airways Calls for Carbon Revenues to Be Used to Help Scale up the Development of Aviation Biofuels
March 29, 2010 – 7:58 am | No Comment

(GreenAirOnline)  Carbon pricing is critical to the business case for aviation biofuels as airlines join schemes such as the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), which starts in 2012, said British Airways’ Head of Environment …

Jet Biofuel Blends on Course for Certification within 12 Months as Testing Concludes and Research Report Issued
March 26, 2010 – 1:51 pm | No Comment

(  Aircraft and engine manufacturers have reported that after successful air and ground fit-for-purpose testing, jet biofuels blended 50/50 with conventional jet kerosene are likely to be certified for commercial airline use before the end …

Accelergy and EERC Reach Milestone in Development of Cleaner Jet Fuel
March 26, 2010 – 8:20 am | No Comment

Accelergy Corporation, a global leader in high-grade domestically sourced liquid fuels, today announced that it has begun production of their highly efficient fuel from coal and biomass, to be evaluated by the United States Air …

Great Plains- The Camelina Company Teams with Accelergy to Produce Clean Jet Fuel
March 26, 2010 – 8:08 am | No Comment

Camelina oil and domestic coal will soon be blended to create clean biojet fuel using coal-biomass-to-liquid technology (CBTL), thanks to an agreement between Accelergy Corporation and Great Plains Oil & Exploration – The Camelina Company.
“This …

University of Queensland Institute Ignites Plans for Jet Biofuel
February 9, 2010 – 12:43 pm | No Comment

(Queensland Business Review)  The University of Queensland (UQ) has entered into a new agreement with an American alternative energy company to turn Queensland sugar cane into jet biofuel.
Researchers from UQ’s Australian Institute for Bioengineering & …

US Carriers Challenge Legality of EU ETS
January 22, 2010 – 7:08 am | No Comment

by Geoffrey Thomas (Eco-Aviation Today) US Air Transport Assn. American Airlines, Continental Airlines and United Airlines initiated a legal challenge in the UK High Court of Justice against aviation’s inclusion in the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme, …

15 Airlines Take Groundbreaking Step in Alternative Fuel Deployment, Sign Comprehensive MOUs to Negotiate Purchase of Fuel from AltAir & Rentech
December 16, 2009 – 7:54 am | No Comment

The Air Transport Association of America, Inc. (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, announced that a core group of airlines has signed groundbreaking memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with two different producers …

USAF to Build Facility for Alternative Fuel Research
November 13, 2009 – 8:11 am | No Comment

by Mark Barkoviak  (Daily Tech)  The United States Air Force hopes to conduct research related to alternative fuels that could one day help the military transition away from gasoline.  The $2.5 million Assured Aerospace Fuels …

ANZ CEO Rob Fyfe Takes Off Gloves to Fight Environmental Inertia
October 13, 2009 – 7:14 am | No Comment

by  Geoffrey Thomas (Eco-Aviation Today) In one of the hardest-hitting speeches in recent times, Air New Zealand CEO Rob Fyfe lashed out at the “inconvenient truth” that the world’s leaders, regulators and airlines are continuing to …

United Airlines Chief calls for More Investment in Developing the Alternative Jet Fuels Market
October 12, 2009 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

(  Glenn Tilton, Chairman of both United Airlines and the Air Transport Association of America, called on government, investors and producers to seize the opportunity to provide the airline industry with alternative fuels. Speaking at …

EERC Awarded Subcontract by SAIC to Help Produce Military Renewable Jet Fuel from Algae
August 11, 2009 – 11:31 am | No Comment

(  The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota has been awarded a subcontract by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to help produce military JP-8 jet fuel from algae. Funding …

For Greening Aviation, Are Biofuels the Right Stuff?
July 10, 2009 – 9:59 am | No Comment

byDavid Biello   (Yale Environment 360)    Biofuels – made from algae and non-food plants – are emerging as a potentially viable alternative to conventional jet fuels. Although big challenges remain, the reductions in greenhouse gas emissions could …

NASA Explores Algae for Aviation Fuel
July 7, 2009 – 11:39 am | No Comment

Seambiotic, a global leader in the development and production of marine microalgae for the nutraceutical and biofuel industries, has announced that its U.S. subsidiary, Seambiotic USA, has entered into an agreement with NASA Glenn Research …

Boeing, UOP Release Biofuels Flight Data
June 23, 2009 – 3:53 pm | No Comment

At the Paris Air Show, Boeing and a series of partners involved in four biofuels-based test flights released the data from the tests, and said that with the release they are on a path towards …

NYT Reports Plant-Derived Fuels Could Be Certified for Fights within a Year, Says Boeing Exec
June 2, 2009 – 8:45 am | No Comment

Katie Howell:  Jet fuels derived from algae, camelina and jatropha — plants that pack an energy punch, are not eaten as food and do not displace food crops — could be approved and replacing petroleum …

AP Moller Plans for Biofuels for Planes and Shipping
May 25, 2009 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

Danish oil group and shipping company AP Moller-Maersk is in talks with US plane maker Boeing about developing biofuels for planes as well as ships, a senior executive of AP Moller told a newspaper in an …

Biofuels Digest Publishes Special Online Report on Aviation Biofuels
May 25, 2009 – 11:33 am | No Comment

Biofuels Digest presents a special report on biofuels aviation, including coverage of feedstocks, airlines, aircraft manufacturers, engine makers and policy.  READ MORE

Honeywell To Test Biofuel in APUs, Engines this Summer
May 22, 2009 – 1:02 pm | No Comment

Honeywell Aerospace is gearing up for biofuel tests on its APUs and engines this summer in a bid to stay ahead of the alternative fuel push.   … That project is now entering a second phase …

French Aerospace Lab, Onera, Heads Alternative Aviation Fuel Study
March 1, 2009 – 12:27 pm | No Comment


Onera has been chosen by the European Commission (Directorate-General for Energy and Transport) to conduct a strategic feasibility and impact study on alternative fuels for aviation, called SWAFEA: Sustainable Way for Alternative Fuel and Energy …

FAA Selects X PRIZE Foundation for Grant to Spur Renewable Aviation Fuels and Technologies
July 25, 2008 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters announced July 10, 2008, that the FAA has selected the X PRIZE Foundation to develop a strategy to create monetary incentives for developing renewable aviation fuels and technologies to stem …