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Opinion: Biofuels Sustainable, Essential To Aviation’s Future
October 25, 2017 – 2:34 pm | No Comment

by Adam Klauber, Isaac Toussie, Steve Csonka and Barbara Bramble (Aviation Week & Space Technology)  To some, biofuels conjure negative images of industrial-scale agriculture with cornstalks as far as the eye can see, or worse, displaced …

Marketing Sustainability: How Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAFs) Are Planning to Take Flight
October 19, 2017 – 6:41 pm | No Comment

By Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Flying in Formation: Since the first test flight almost 10 years ago, there have been over 40,000 commercial flights supported by four international airports supplying SAFs. Michael Gill, Executive …

Life Cycle Assessment of Integrated Seawater Agriculture in the Arabian (Persian) Gulf as a Potential Food and Aviation Biofuel Resource
December 27, 2016 – 4:43 pm | No Comment

by Brian Warshay, J. Jed Brown, Sgouris Sgouridis (The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment)  Prospective evaluation of the lifecycle impacts of aviation biofuel production in Abu Dhabi, UAE based on a production system that integrates aquaculture, saltwater agriculture, …

The Aviation Biofuels Partnership Kings: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Boeing
November 23, 2016 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Whether it is partnering with COMAC to research aviation biofuels, launching a biojet program with Aeromexico and Mexico’s Airports and Auxiliary Services, or with the Port of Seattle and Alaska …

Biofuels, Plastics and Drugs: Is This the Future of Our Farms?
April 18, 2016 – 12:53 pm | No Comment

by John Vidal (The Guardian)  Climate change and poor returns on wheat and dairy drive rural revolution in ‘future-proof’ agriculture  —  …  In Essex, David Eagle is growing acres of sea buckthorn, a salt-tolerant plant that …

Up, Up & Away: The Top 10 Magic Moments in Aviation Biofuels in 2016
April 6, 2016 – 1:35 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia formed a partnership to investigate options for locally produced aviation biofuel. The trans-Tasman alliance partners are issuing a Request for Information (RFI) to the …

Abu Dhabi Claims World’s First Bioenergy Facility to Produce Both Food and Aviation Fuels
January 26, 2016 – 4:15 pm | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  The Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC), a non-consortium supported by Etihad Airways, Boeing and Honeywell UOP, claims that it will soon launch the world’s first bioenergy research facility using desert land, irrigated by …

Arid Farm Can Soon Produce Aviation Biofuel at Masdar
January 20, 2016 – 3:24 pm | No Comment

by Haseeb Haider  (Khaleej Times)  The two-hectare farm at Masdar City will experiment using seawater and organic waste to help grow native halophytes for generating biofuel, while producing fish and shrimps.
A research facility to develop …

New Biobased Projects Around the World
November 18, 2015 – 10:28 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Who’s building what, where, now. 29 projects in construction or in commissioning in Africa, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, and the Americas
Despite low oil prices, first-gen biofuels and advanced …

Abu Dhabi Bio Jet Fuel Project Nears Test Stage
September 22, 2015 – 11:32 am | No Comment

by Alexander Cornwell (Gulf News Aviation )  Boeing, together with Etihad Airways, Takreer, Masdar and Total, has been working since January 2014 to develop biofuel in emirate —
An initiative to produce environmentally friendly aviation jet fuel …

Promising Projects: A Report from BIO’s World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology 2015
July 31, 2015 – 10:42 am | No Comment

by Stefaniya Becking* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  If one is looking for an international gathering of leaders in industrial biotechnology to expand their professional network and form new partnerships, the World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is …

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) …

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 …

Aviation Biofuel Takes Flight
August 6, 2014 – 12:32 pm | No Comment

by Zoe Martin (Iowa Farmer Today)MONTICELLO — After years of research, biofuels in the aviation industry are almost ready for take off.
The requirements to replace jet fuel at 40,000 feet present a challenge, but airplane …

Advanced Drop-In Biofuels for Commercial Aviation, Marine Shipping, and Military Applications: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts
July 18, 2014 – 5:17 pm | No Comment

(Navigant Research)  Viewed as a game changer in the race to commercialize advanced biofuels, aviation and marine biofuels represent a very significant opportunity for emerging producers in the advanced biofuels industry. Demand for advanced biofuels …

Aviation Biofuel Takes Flight
July 9, 2014 – 2:16 pm | No Comment

By Zoe Martin (Iowa Farmer Today) After years of research, biofuels in the aviation industry are almost ready for take off.
The requirements to replace jet fuel at 40,000 feet present a challenge, but airplane manufacturers such …

Honeywell’s UOP Green Fuels Technology Selected By Petrixo To Produce Renewable Jet Fuel And Diesel
July 9, 2014 – 11:03 am | No Comment

(Honeywell UOP/MarketWatch)  Facility will be the first commercial-scale renewable jet fuel production facility outside of North America
UOP LLC, a Honeywell HON +0.06% company, announced today that its green fuels process technology has been selected by …

Abu Dhabi Institute Aiming to Produce Aviation Fuel from Plants
October 31, 2013 – 11:22 am | No Comment

(Biofuels International) Scientists at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology have acquired 200 hectares of coastal land in the Western Region to set up a demonstration farm with aims to start producing sustainable jet fuel …

Tough Characters: Looking for Biofuel Plants that Can Survive Drought & Other Harsh Conditions
April 19, 2013 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

by Chris Woolston  (Bioenergy Connection)  … If you drove around certain parts of the Midwest this summer, you might have seen patches of energy grass or tall, green sorghum flourishing amid the ruined corn and soybeans. …

Sahara Forest Project Aims to Use Algae, Renewable Technologies to Bloom Deserts
January 28, 2013 – 10:35 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The metrics? A commercial scale project of 4,000 hectares would supply enough power for the project and export 325GWh a year in addition to 7,500 tonnes of algae oil, and hundreds of …

Jet Fuel Crop Plan in Abu Dhabi Ready for Take-Off
October 8, 2012 – 1:22 pm | No Comment

by Caline Malek (The National)  Scientists at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology hope to acquire 200 hectares of land they need to set up a demonstration farm in Abu Dhabi.
“Once we get it, we can …

Aquadudes: 15 Saltwater-Based Energy Technologies Here to Save the Day
September 11, 2012 – 10:04 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Take the conflict over drilling for oil on federal lands in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. If you drilled the provable oil reserve in the entire federal ANWR and …

Using Halophytes to Grow Fuel
August 8, 2012 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

(NextBigFuture.com)  Halophytes are salt-tolerant plants that are found throughout the world. Halophytes can be used to grow both fuel and food, and a NASA facility is attempting to use halophytes for large-scale fuel production. The aim …

Growing Better Biofuel Crops
July 5, 2012 – 4:38 pm | No Comment

by Heather Youngs and Chris Somerville  (The Scientist)   Research is underway to reduce the use of food crops for biofuels by shifting to dedicated energy crops and agricultural residues.
…Conversion of biomass is currently the most …

Honeywell Arm to Launch Green Diesel Tech in India
July 29, 2011 – 12:44 pm | No Comment

by Subhash Narayan and Noor Mohammad (Financial Express)  Move over bio-diesel, the new green diesel is all set to revolutionalise the fuel market by offering cost-effective and environment-friendly solution for the transport sector in the …

Salt-Loving Plants in Pakistan `Potential Biofuel Sources`
June 8, 2011 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

(Environmental-Expert.com)  Perennial grasses that thrive in saline areas can not only help reclaim vast stretches of unproductive land but can also produce biofuels without compromising food production, according to a study in Pakistan.
A team of …

Middle Eastern Airlines Studying Biofuels as Efficient Alternative
May 31, 2011 – 11:50 am | No Comment

by Ivan Gale  (The National)  Middle Eastern airlines are being urged to invest in biofuels programmes to help their industry achieve ambitious targets to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
Aviation produces about 2 per cent of global …

Boeing and Algae Fuels, a Euro Perspective
March 22, 2011 – 7:33 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  In the aviation biofuels market, as goes Boeing, so goes the industry. Boeing was a founding member of the Algal Biomess Organization (ABO) and is committed to a future of renewable fuels. …

Masdar Institute Completes First Sustainability Assessment for Biofuels Production from an Integrated Seawater Agriculture System
February 4, 2011 – 5:42 pm | No Comment

(ME NewsWire)  Research confirms viability of using saltwater and arid land to create new forms of sustainable bio energy
Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI), the Boeing Company, Etihad Airways, and Honeywell’s UOP announced today …

India Unveils Coastal Saline Crop Initiative
January 28, 2011 – 11:03 am | No Comment

by P Sivaramakrishnan (BBC News) A pilot project to see if cash crops can be grown in the salty ground of India’s coastal areas has been launched.   The area in Tamil Nadu …

Can We Innovate Our Way Out of the Challenges that Confront Us?
January 28, 2011 – 10:48 am | No Comment

by Joelle Brink  (Biofuels Digest-Asia)  As New Year celebrations get under way throughout Asia, the year in biofuels is shaping up to be one of uncertainty.  Already, notable advances in sustainable palm oil supply, cellulosic …

Masdar Institute Completes First Sustainability Assessment for Biofuels Production from an Integrated Seawater Agriculture System
January 21, 2011 – 10:29 am | No Comment

(BusinessWire/Masdar Institute)  Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI), the Boeing Company, Etihad Airways, and Honeywell’s UOP announced January 19, 2011, the completion of a Sustainability Assessment of the Integrated Seawater Agriculture System (ISAS) for …

Sea Water as a Social Resource: Significance of Vedaranyam Salt March
December 31, 2010 – 12:56 pm | No Comment

by M.S. Swaminathan(The Hindu)  …  On December 26, 2010, which marks the sixth anniversary of the tsunami which caused severe damage in Tamil Nadu and other States, a Salt Satyagraha Memorial Programme is being launched …

Ceres Develops First Salt Tolerant Energy Crop
July 1, 2010 – 11:03 am | No Comment

by Joanne Schroeder (DomesticFuel)  Now this is interesting. I was reading earlier this morning in Cadillac Desert about how agriculture in many areas is suffering from water issues that include too much salt. The salt damages …

PARTNER Publishes First Comprehensive Study into Comparing Life-Cycle GHG Emissions of Aviation Alternative Fuels
June 4, 2010 – 11:34 am | No Comment

(GreenAirOnline)  The first-ever study into a comparison of the life-cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of a range of alternative aviation fuels has been published by the Partnership for AiR Transportation Noise and Emissions Reduction (PARTNER), …

A Sea Change For Biofuels
: Peak Oil, Fresh Water Shortages, and Food Challenges Are Driving Innovations in Aquatic Feedstocks


May 12, 2010 – 8:33 am | No Comment

by Will Thurmond (Biofuels Digest)  As we enter a new decade in 2010, leagues of prescient scientists , businessmen, politicians, commodity traders, defense hawks, activists, NGOs and social entrepreneurs are taking on future challenges by …

Launch of Commerical Scale Seawater-Based Biofuels Project in Egypt
April 9, 2010 – 2:49 pm | No Comment

Energy Allied International, a Houston-based energy projects development company, and The Seawater Foundation and Global Seawater, Inc., pioneers in the development of Integrated Seawater Agriculture Systems (ISAS), have executed an MOU to jointly develop the …

Boeing, Honeywell’s UOP, Masdar Institute and Industry Team Launch Study of Jet Fuel Made from Saltwater Plants
October 6, 2009 – 5:22 pm | No Comment

Boeing announced it is joining with Honeywell’s UOP to commission a study on the sustainability of a leading family of saltwater-based plant candidates for renewable jet fuel. The study is being commissioned as part of …

Salty Biodiesel Crops May Be Grown at the Beach
August 30, 2007 – 11:50 am | No Comment

University of Delaware researchers are interested in developing a type of mallow, the seashore mallow, for biodiesel and ethanol production: And unlike soybeans and corn, which require annual plantings on valuable farmland to feed the …

Making the Desert Bloom – with Fuel-Yielding Plants, Halophytes
January 20, 2007 – 11:43 am | No Comment

A NASA scientist is confident that within five years commercial aircraft could be powered using a type of biofuel derived from saltwater plants, or halophytes, grown in desert areas and irrigated using sea water. While …