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Full Throttle: The Aviation Industry Has Been Working on Bio-Aviation Fuels Since the Late 2000s.

 by Dhanisha Juleemun, Lucky Nurafiatin, Daria Kochetkova, and Jorge Sierra (SGS INSPIRE/Biofuels International) The first flight using bio-aviation fuel took off in 2008 - it was flown by Virgin Atlantic from London to Amsterdam. Since then, many more airlines have carried out

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Full Throttle: The Aviation Industry Has Been Working on Bio-Aviation Fuels Since the Late 2000s.

 by Dhanisha Juleemun, Lucky Nurafiatin, Daria Kochetkova, and Jorge Sierra (SGS INSPIRE/Biofuels International) The first flight using bio-aviation fuel took off in 2008 - it was flown by Virgin Atlantic from London to Amsterdam. Since then, many more airlines have carried out

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RTX's Pratt & Whitney Collaborates with FAA to Study Non-CO2 Emissions under FAA ASCENT Program

(Pratt & Whitney)  Tests will compare emissions from conventional Jet A and 100% SAF -- Pratt & Whitney, an RTX (NYSE: RTX) business and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will work together with Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T), Aerodyne Research, Inc.,

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Jet Zero Australia, Apeiron Bioenergy Partner on SAF Feedstock Project under Proposed Joint Venture

(Jet Zero Australia/Biobased Diesel Daily)  Apeiron Bioenergy, one of the largest used cooking oil (UCO) collectors in Asia, and Jet Zero Australia, an Australian bioenergy company backed by Airbus and Qantas, have partnered on a project under a proposed 50/50 joint

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Using Solid Waste to Decarbonise Aviation

(Topsoe/Biofuels International)  ... There is an increasing interest in co-processing as a production method to provide the required short-term ramp up in SAF production. Co-processing allows refineries to convert renewable feedstocks into drop-in, biojet fuel at economically competitive prices, meaning it can

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Fueling the Future: Biofuels Driving Progress on Net Zero

(S&P Global) The role of biofuels in energy transition is growing, as they can help decarbonize hard-to-abate transport sectors, but more supply is needed to keep the world on track with net-zero goals. S&P Global Commodity Insights explores how regional policies

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Researchers Seek to Expand Supplies of Clean Aviation Fuels by Producing More from Agricultural Sources

by Tereza Pultarova (Horizon/Tech Xplore)  Professor David Chiaramonti is looking down at the ground to help resolve a problem up in the sky: airplanes' emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other pollutants. An expert in energy systems and power generation at the Polytechnic University of Turin

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As Decarbonisation Momentum Builds, So Does Biofuel Usage

by John Snyder (Riviera) Based on samples tested in 2023, VPS reports biofuel usage more than doubled year-on-year, reaching 558,000 metric tonnes  --  While biofuels represented less than 1% of the marine fuels tested in 2023, interest in their use is rising

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Making Progress in Developing the Market

(Biofuels International)  According to Pat Gruber, the CEO of Gevo, in his view, the last 12 months for the biofuels industry can be summarised in one word ‘limbo’. Gruber believes that the company has made progress on things like developing the market,

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to HEFA Based SAF Projects Utilizing Marginal Land

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) A new Aviation Biofuel plant producing HEFA, and Production and test of HEFA in commercial flights in non-segregated mode are the focal points of this presentation by esteemed international researcher David Chiarimonti. The goal is to

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Is There a Future for Biodiesel in Europe?

by Edgar Ahn (BDI-BioEnergy International GmbH/Biobased Diesel Daily)  A comprehensive look at the policy landscape and market opportunities for fatty acid methyl esters in the European Union. --  ... A group of experts from the Dutch Rabobank anticipates a sharp decline in

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On the Ground in Colorado, NREL Is Simulating Sustainable Aviation Fuel Combustion during Flight

by Erik F. Ringle (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Laboratory Supports Industry in Fine-Tuning Sustainable Aviation Fuel Chemistry Ahead of Seeking Approval for Widespread Airplane Use -- ... But changes are coming for jet fuel, and the aviation industry is actively inviting

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Renewable Diesel (HEFA) Plant Conversions for Maximum SAF Production

by Mark Robertson (Lee Enterprises/Biofuels Digest) Renewable diesel (“RD”) and sustainable aviation fuel (“SAF”) can be produced by hydrotreating virtually any type of biogenic feedstock lipid (oil). In processes involving hydrotreated esters and fatty acids (“HEFA” processes), the most common feedstocks

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IIP to Sign MoU with Airbus for Sustainable Aviation Fuel

by Dalip Singh (The Hindu Business Line) While we have invented the alternative aviation fuel, Airbus will bring its aviation expertise for common good including testing and getting market access, IIP Director Dr Harender Singh Bhist tells businessline -- The Indian Institute

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Low Carbon Fuels 2040

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Emerging Markets Online is focused on market trends and futures in biodiesel, renewable diesel, sustainable aviation fuels, low carbon fuels, integrated biorefining, and feedstock business development industries, and is the publisher of Low Carbon Fuels 2040.

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of Sustainable Aviation Fuel 2024

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week on ABLC CONNECT, we networked and exchanged information about the world of Sustainable Aviation Fuel, and as part of the proceedings, we had the State of Sustainable Aviation Fuel presentation. The slides are here.

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You Can’t Fly with Lead Wings, or Corn Ethanol’s SAF CI Problem

by Steven Slome, Jia Ming Ong and Matthew Morton (NexantECA/Biofueld Digest)  ... Accordingly, the main tool for achieving the goal of aviation decarbonization is currently liquid Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).  SAF production is poised to grow significantly, supported by governmental measures such

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to SAF, the ICF Perspective

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Mike McCurdy, Managing Director of Fuels & Power at ICF presented these slides at ABLC Next on how sustainable aviation fuels are taking off in the near term with the latest projected figures for the 2020s,

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Kraftstock, Feedstock, Comstock: The Unleashing of Kraft Lignin as an Abundant, Affordable Feedstock for Drop-in Renewable Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... First, Comstock has made an investment in RenFuel technology, the focus is to assure that RenFuel has the resources to complete some additional R&D that will broaden the applications of the technology they have already brought to

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Aviation Wants Sustainable Fuels. The Problem Is There Isn’t Enough

by Heather Farmbrough (Forbes) ... VS100 was powered by two blended two kinds of SAF. Most (88%) came from hydroprocessed esters and fatty acids, from EU-sourced used cooking oil and waste animal fat from restaurants. The remaining 12% came from Synthetic Aromatic

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Groundbreaking Transatlantic Flight Using Greener Fuel Lands in the US

by Katy Austin  (BBC)  The first transatlantic flight by a large passenger plane powered only by alternative fuels has landed in the US. Operated by Virgin Atlantic, it flew from London's Heathrow to New York's JFK airport. Airlines see the flight, which is

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Accelerating the Deployment of Biofuels Is Crucial to Decarbonize Global Transport Sectors

(IEA Bioenergy) There are major challenges to reach a climate neutral society by 2050, as expressed in IEA’s Net Zero by 2050 roadmap. Among different sectors, transport is proving to be a very difficult sector to decarbonize. It implies moving away

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Emirates World’s First Airline to Operate A380 Demonstration Flight with 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(Emirates Airline) First time drop-in SAF is used on an A380 with full compatibility across the aircraft’s existing system; Cross industry collaboration brings in expertise from Airbus, Engine Alliance, Pratt & Whitney, ENOC, Neste and Virent; Landmark flight was powered by

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Gulfstream Completes World's First Trans-Atlantic Flight on 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(General Dynamics/PR Newswire)  Data Collected During This Mission Will Advance Industry Toward Net-Zero Goals  --  Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced the successful completion of the world's first trans-Atlantic flight using 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Accomplished on November 19, the flight took place

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Novozymes Launches Quara® LowP for Renewable Diesel fFedstock Pre-treatment

(Novozymes/Yahoo! Finance) Novozymes, a global leader in biosolutions, marks a significant milestone in the renewable diesel and SAF (Sustainable Aviation Fuel) industry with the launch of Quara® LowP, an enzymatic solution designed to transform the feedstock pre-treatment process.  As the world seeks

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Novozymes Launches Quara® LowP for Renewable Diesel Feedstock Pre-treatment

(Novozymes) Novozymes, a global leader in biosolutions, marks a significant milestone in the renewable diesel and SAF (Sustainable Aviation Fuel) industry with the launch of Quara® LowP, an enzymatic solution designed to transform the feedstock pre-treatment process.  --  As the world seeks

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Low Carbon Fuels 2040: The Emerging Markets

(Biofuels Digest/Nuu Media) Low Carbon Fuels 2040: The Emerging Markets provides detailed case studies, updates and analysis of the key producers and developers participating in Renewable Diesel projects and Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) projects in the USA, Canada, Europe, Asia, and in South

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Sustainable Aviation Fuel Post-2030: A Similar Trend as Ethanol in U.S. Road Transport?

by Phillipe Marchand (Transport Energy Strategies) ... The EU ReFuel EU Aviation regulation to mandate SAF incorporation looks solid, promoting a fast-escalating mandate between 2025 and 2050, in line with the urgency to reach net zero emissions in 2050. The HEFA pathway, transforming

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Sustainable Aviation Fuels: Parts 1-4: What Is SAF? Why Use SAF? Economics of SAF. Politics of SAF.

by Gaulthier Blangez*  (Time to Fly and Advanced Biofuels USA)  Advanced Biofuels USA, in collaboration with Time to Fly, is proud to publish a guide to sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) for a general audience, for corporations working on ESG (environment, social and

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GE Honda Aero Continues Neat SAF Tests

by Matt Thurber (AIN online) GE Honda Aero Engines, which manufactures the HF120 engine for the HondaJet HA420, has completed a second test running 100 percent (neat) sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The testing included evaluating the effects of lean blow-out characteristics. The

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Rolls-Royce Completes Next Step on Its Journey to Decarbonising Business Aviation

(Rolls-Royce) Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR., ADR: RYCEY) today (October 16, 2023) announces the successful completion of a series of tests with 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) on its latest generation of business aviation engines, the Pearl 15 and the Pearl 10X. The

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Boeing, NASA, United Airlines to Test SAF Benefits with Air-to-Air Flights

(Boeing)  Boeing ecoDemonstrator Explorer, a 737-10 for United Airlines, will fly on SAF, trailed by NASA's DC-8 Airborne Science Lab measuring non-CO2 emissions; - Studying how SAF can reduce soot and impact contrails; - Supported by FAA, GE Aerospace, German Aerospace Center (DLR),

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Sustainable Aviation Fuel: Challenges of Scale

by Tony Cartolano (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest) ... In January 2022, Valero Energy Corp said that tax incentives for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in U.S. President Biden’s stalled Build Back Better legislation were not enough for the oil refiner to consider producing it instead

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The Future of Sustainable Aviation Fuels

by Owen Wagner (Rabobank) With aviation as a major source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, governments around the world have begun to design incentives for decarbonizing the sector – something the industry, to its credit, has been pursuing for years. Although sustainable

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Idemitsu Kosan, LOPS to Conduct Joint Studies on Procurement of SAF Feedstock

(Idemitsu Kosan/Biobased Diesel Daily) Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd. and LOPS Corp., which operates an oils and fats business, have agreed to conduct joint studies on the procurement of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) feedstock and have signed a basic agreement. The two companies

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Jeff McDaniel, VP of New Projects at Velocys and Will Thurmond, CEO of Emerging Markets Online Joined REenergize Last Week.

(REenergize) Jeff McDaniel shared updates to Velocys’ commercial reference project, Bayou Fuels, which will produce SAF and naphtha in Natchez, Mississippi. McDaniel said the woody biomass residues, “the parts of the pine plantation that can’t be converted into lumber, that’s what we

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On Top of SAF: ... Topsoe Believes All Possible Pathways Are Needed—but for Most, Investment Costs Remain High.

by  Susanne Retka Schill (SAF Magazine) U.S. SAF goals are lofty. New tax credits provide real incentives. Multiple technologies are ready to roll. Opportunities lie ahead.  But the challenges are complex, Henrik Rasmussen, Topsoe’s managing director for the Americas, tells SAF Magazine.

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Lighting the SAFterburners: Virent, Air bp, Virgin, Gevo, Axens, ECARU, Others Accelerating on SAF

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... Virent, Air bp, Virgin, Gevo, Axens,  ECARU, and Qalaa Holdings are accelerating  on SAF. Multiple angles of attack on the problems of SAF development & deployment, on almost every front — flagship projects, expanded feedstock, technical

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The Race to Invent a Greener Jet Fuel

by  Ted Anton (Wall Street Journal) With airlines striving to reduce emissions, companies are working to turn beef fat, vegetable oil and carbon waste into sustainable fuels -- Sustainable aviation fuels are approaching a breakthrough moment. Made mostly from agricultural, food and industrial

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Government Should Set Achievable Targets for Sustainable Aviation Fuel or Risk Higher Prices for Passengers

(UKPIA)  UKPIA is calling on the UK Government to set an achievable target for the amount of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) used by UK airlines in 2025 or risk higher prices for passengers. In response to the Government’s consultation on Developing the

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The Aviation Industry’s Quest for Zero Emissions: Challenges and Opportunities

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ... However, this challenge can be met by innovation, policy support, and collaboration across the aviation value chain, as found in a new expert-led, industry-wide report Voices from the Sky, says Milica Folić, Product Line Director at

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide Nanocellulose and Granbio Technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) GranBio Technologies has developed two patented BioPlus nanocellulose production technologies to cater to different end-use markets, BioPlus® with AVAP and BioPlus with GreenBox®. Both processes are demonstrated at the scale of 1/2 tpd at GranBio

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Sojitz Corporation of America and NEXT Renewable Fuels, Inc. Announce Strategic Investment to Develop SAF and RD Facility

(NEXT Renewable Fuels/Accesswire) Strategic Relationship Bolsters Confidence in NEXT; Expands Japan's Clean Fuels Initiative --  Sojitz Corporation and its subsidiary, Sojitz Corporation of America ("Sojitz"), and NEXT Renewable Fuels, Inc. ("NEXT") are pleased to announce that Sojitz and NEXT have entered

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BP Targets Farms and Feedstock as Biofuel Race Gathers Pace

by Ron Bousso (Reuters) BP considers investing in feedstock producers; BP could invest directly in feedstock crop farming; BP aims to triple biofuel output by 2030  --... BP said it will increase biofuel output three-fold by 2030 to 100,000 bpd, or

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Advisian

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Industry leaders in biofuels project development and delivery, Advisian is Worley’s global consulting business, solving critical challenges in infrastructure, environmental, sustainability, energy, and chemicals sectors. We bring technical expertise to every stage of your biofuels

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UK Suggests Restricting Green Jet Fuel from Waste Cooking Oil

by Sean Goulding Carroll (EURACTIV.com) Green jet fuel made from used cooking oil and animal fats should be restricted on environmental grounds, a recent British government consultation document has suggested, raising questions over whether the EU will follow suit. The British Department

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Support Grows among Member States for Waste Biofuels Aviation Cap

by Sean Goulding Carroll (EURACTIV.com)  At least five EU countries want to see the amount of green jet fuel from used cooking oil (UCO) legally capped, EURACTIV has learned, a requirement that would have significant ramifications for the production of sustainable

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Rising to the Challenge for SAF

by Paul Winters (SAF Magazine/Clean Fuels Alliance America) The Sustainable Aviation Fuel Grand Challenge is a coordinated effort among multiple federal agencies to scale up production of SAF by midcentury. Renewable fuels like SAF are critical to reducing greenhouse gas

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SAF in the IRA Era – How Do the Incentives Stack up?

by Megan Boutwell (Stillwater Associates) The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) provides for a two-phased approach to incentivize sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production. The first phase, 2023-2024, expands the biomass-based diesel blenders tax credit (BTC) to include a separate per-gallon incentive

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Policy Support Needed to Boost Sustainable Aviation Fuels in China

by Niu Yuhan (China Dialogue) China's aviation sector needs sustainable fuels to lower its carbon footprint, but support is needed to reduce costs and increase production -- ... China’s production of SAFs is just getting started. In late 2022, the

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Techno-Economic, Feasibility, and Life Cycle Analysis of Renewable Propane

by Robert M. Baldwin, Mark R. Nimlos, and Yimin Zhang (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) The Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) has engaged with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to develop information that is critical to understanding the current

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Alder SAF100 – Accelerating Development for Next Generation Sustainable Fuels

by Derek Vardon & Bruno Miller  (Alder Fuels/Biofuels Digest)  Today, we are providing a high-level technical analysis of what we are calling Alder SAF100, a new and 100% sustainable replacement for petroleum-based jet fuel. To demonstrate the viability of reaching that crucial

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NREL: Regional Analysis Can Help Accelerate Deployment of SAF

(National Renewable Energy Laboratory/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Made from nonpetroleum sources like waste and biomass, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) has the potential to reduce aviation greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 50 percent or more compared to fossil-derived jet fuel. The aviation industry

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Development of Sustainable Aviation Fuel in Ethiopia: A Roadmap

(Roundtable on Sustainabilty of Biomaterials)  To explore and advance Ethiopia’s capacity to produce biofuels for use as Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) initiated the development of a 10-year SAF Roadmap for the country. The main purpose

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Ready for Take-off and Take-up

by John McGarrity (Fastmarkets/Biofuels International) Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is at a turning point. Aviation has long been considered one of the hardest industries to decarbonise and unlike the automotive industry, we are still years away from being able to use

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Transition Champ: How Biofuels Are Helping Set the Transport Sector on the Path to Net Zero

(bp) bp is deepening its investment in bioenergy, including biofuels. Our SVP of biofuels growth, Nigel Dunn, explains their importance in the transition to net zero, the progress we’re making in this space, and why bp is perfectly positioned to

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Biofuel Capacity Increases at Port as Firms Make Investment Decisions

(Biofuels International)  ... The current biofuel production capacity of 2.4 million tons is expected to double in the coming years. ... Neste has taken a final investment decision (FID) for their second renewable fuels plant with a capacity of 1.3

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Requirements and Solutions for Pretreatment of HVO Feedstocks

by Veronique Gibon, Wim De Greyt, Jan De Kock, Mark Kellens (Biobased Diesel Daily/Desmet Ballestra) Hydrotreated vegetable oil can reduce the use of fossil fuels and recycle waste streams, but its production requires efficient, flexible, safe, reliable and sustainable pretreatment

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Honeywell Begins Using Sustainable Aviation Fuel to Test Its World-Class Aircraft Auxiliary Power Units and Propulsion Engines

(Honeywell/PR Newswire) SAF blend to be used on APUs and engines at the Phoenix facility  -- Honeywell (NASDAQ: HON) recently received its first delivery of sustainable aviation fuel at its Phoenix Engines campus. The fuel will support development and production testing of auxiliary power

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Emirates Operates Milestone Demonstration Flight Powered with Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel, in partnership with GE Aerospace, Boeing, Honeywell and Virent, to Support 100% SAF Certification

(Neste)  Emirates, the world’s largest international airline by destinations, has operated its first milestone demonstration flight on a Boeing 777-300ER, powering one of its engines 100% with Neste’s Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). The flight took off on 30 January from Dubai

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of Renewable Diesel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) These slides were presented by Digest editor Jim Lane for the December 22 episode of ABLC CONNECT, and focused on the Drivers, Margins, Project List. Value Stack, Mandates, Policies, Tax Credits, Supply Crunch, and Hot

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to GreenStarBCS

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Green Star BCS provides clients with the technical, market, and economic expertise to thrive as they shift toward a more sustainable economy. We collaborate with clients across the energy and renewable power sectors, providing pragmatic,

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Gulfstream Nails Industry-First 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel Flight

by Amit Malewar (Inceptive Mind) Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has flown a G650 business jet fuelled with 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), a feat the company calls a first among business jet manufacturers. The flight took place from Gulfstream’s worldwide headquarters in

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Current and Future California SAF Pathways & Supply

by Chuck Sorenson (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biiofuels Digest) ... AltAir Paramount LLC was the first company to bring California-produced renewable fuels at scale to the California market.  They purchased the former Paramount Oil refinery near Los Angeles in 2013 and converted

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Sustainable Aviation Fuel Market Estimated to Reach Value of US$ 402.0Bn by 2050: TMR Study

(Transparency Market Reserach/PR Newswire) Key advantage for reduced CO2 emissions to promote environment conservation stimulates demand for sustainable aviation fuel; Increasing demand for biofuels assisting in expansion of overall market; Europe emerged as the leader in global market in 2021

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Thai State-Owned PTT Group Expands into SAF Market

(PTT Group/Biobased Diesel Daily) The Thai state-owned oil and gas company PTT Public Company Ltd. has entered into a memorandum of understanding with several of its subsidiaries—Thail Oil Public Company Ltd., PTT Global Chemical Public Company Ltd., IRPC Public Company Ltd.,

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Can the Aviation Industry Reach 10% SAF Uptake by 2030? The Sky’s the Limit.

(Topsoe/Biofuels Digest) To achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, the Clean Skies for Tomorrow Coalition has set a target of 10% SAF adoption by 2030. For fuel producers, that means creating enough supply to meet future demand, and for the aviation industry,

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Azores Airlines Takes off the SATA Group’s First Flight with Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(Azores Airlines) October 24 will be written in Azores Airlines’ history as the beginning of a new era, the date of its first-ever flight using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). This milestone is even more significant considering that, a few days ago, the

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GE Honda Completes 100 Percent SAF Testing On HF120 Engine

by Kate O'Connor (AvWeb)  GE Honda Aero Engines (GHAE) has completed ground testing of its HF120 engine using 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), the company announced at the 2022 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition. The test, which compared engine

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SAF Specials #3 of 3: The SAF Journey: From Vision to Production

(Fuel for Thought) Production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (especially HEFA-SPK) is done at industrial scale but what does it take to do so?    In this episode, Sylvain talks to Jonathan Wood from Neste about their strategy within SAF production

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Refining Your Renewable Fuels Approach for Success

(Benchmark) Producing renewable fuels is a potentially rewarding opportunity for refiners to enhance their services for profitable and lasting portfolios. From feedstock and technology selection to project delivery methods and complementary projects, several considerations can affect the feasibility of such

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Digest Webinar: Fasten Your Seatbelts For SAF

(Biofuels Digest)  Today’s Digest Webinar is Fasten Your Seatbelts. The takeoff for cleaner skies starts now. Sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) are big on the global agenda due to various regulations and blending mandates such as the Inflation Reduction Act in

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Kintetsu World Express Works with Lufthansa Cargo to Use SAF in Freight Transport for 1 Year

(Lufthansa/Biobased Diesel Daily)  Kintetsu World Express has committed to using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from this October to September 2023. As a result, Kintetsu World Express will reduce around 5 percent of its total CO2 footprint of transported airfreight with Lufthansa

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Tata Group Airlines Sign Agreement with CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum to Explore SAF Technology

(Air India/Biobased Diesel Daily) The airline companies of the Tata group—Air India, AirAsia India and Vistara (Tata SIA Airlines)—have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Indian Institute of Petroleum Sept. 22 to collaborate and

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Delta, DG Fuels Partner in Pivotal Expansion of Sustainable Fuel Market

(Delta News Hub) Under a new agreement, DG Fuels, LLC plans to establish a new SAF supply stream that could provide Delta with 385 million gallons of unblended sustainable aviation fuel, while helping to expand availability of SAF in the

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The Digest’s Sustainable Aviation Fuel around the World 2022

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Many countries are now active with Sustainable Aviation Fuel — but how much where, and when, and what? The bulk of activity continues to come from the US — however, the EU has been gaining momentum, and

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NREL Study: Refineries Increase Revenue and Reduce Carbon Footprint with Renewable Propane

(Propane Education & Research Council/CISION PR Newswire) Major refiners like Chevron see value in commercializing renewable propane --  A new study by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) shows biorefineries can increase their financial returns by selling renewable propane versus using it as

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The Feedstock Challenge

(Biofuels International) The processing of oils and fats into biofuels, regardless of whether they are waste oils or crude vegetable oils, requires pretreatment before the feedstock can be utilised in a biodiesel or hydrogenation process (HVO, HEFA, sustainable aviation fuel

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Victor Tango Foxtrot – The Pursuit of Affordable Sustainable Aviation Fuels at Scale

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In aviation fuels as elsewhere in life, it’s sustainable, affordable, available, pick two out of three. You can find affordable SAF, but not in big volumes. You can find as much unaffordable SAF as you like. as

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Opinion: Inconvenient Truths behind Sustainable Aviation Fuel

by Jim Harris (Bain & Co./Aviation Week)  Governments are making commitments to incentivize sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)—Europe, through February’s “Toulouse Declaration,” and the U.S., with the Biden administration’s aim to have enough SAF to meet 5-10% of jet fuel demand by

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Powering Progress Towards Net-Zero Emissions: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Shell Aviation

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Shell’s focus on low carbon fuels for aviation is apparent and progress is being made towards more sustainable skies as Shell reaches key milestones and has plans for even bigger ones by 2030. Find out

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Embraer and Pratt & Whitney Complete 100% SAF Flight Testing of GTF-Powered E195-E2 Aircraft

(Embraer) Embraer and Pratt & Whitney have successfully tested a GTF-powered E195-E2 aircraft on 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The test, with one engine running on 100% SAF, validated that GTF engines and the E-Jets E2 family can fly on

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Examining the Role of SAF in a Net-Zero Aviation Industry

(Biofuels International)  ... Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) has the potential to cut lifecycle emissions from aviation by up to 80%, making it the largest contributing factor to decarbonising air travel. Biofuels International asks Angela Robledo, business development director, lowcarbon fuels

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Flying the Low-Carbon Skies on Sustainable Aviation Fuel

by Craig Bettenhausen (Chemical & Engineering News)  Airlines are eager to switch to renewable, low-carbon fuel—as soon as there’s enough to go around  --  On June 6, Malaysia Airlines flew its first passenger flight using jet fuel made in part

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Sustainable Aviation Fuels: Part 1: What is SAF?

by Gaulthier Blangez*  (Time to Fly and Advanced Biofuels USA)  Advanced Biofuels USA, in collaboration with Time to Fly, is proud to publish a guide to sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) for a general audience, for corporations working on ESG (environment,

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SAF Flying High on Helicopters! Japan’s First SAF Helicopter Flight

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) ...Airbus Helicopters in Japan and Japan’s leading helicopter operator Nakanihon Air (NNK) jointly performed the country’s first ever helicopter flight powered with sustainable aviation fuel. So this made us look at SAF and helicopters

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SINOPEC Zhenhai Becomes First RSB-Certified SAF Production Unit in Asia

(RSB)  SINOPEC Zhenhai Refining & Chemical Company (SINOPEC Zhenhai)’s 100,000 ton/year HEFA SAF plant has successfully obtained certification from the RSB, becoming the first RSB-certified SAF production unit in Asia. The certification demonstrates that SINOPEC Zhenhai’s supply chain and production management

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GE Aviation Completes Testing of Passport Engine Using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(GE Aviation)  GE Aviation has recently completed successful testing of its Passport long-range business aviation engine using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), a lower carbon alternative jet fuel. The Passport engine can operate on approved SAF today, and the recent testing shows

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SAF Production Expands for a Low-Carbon Future

by Scott Jenkins (Chemical Engineering Magazine)  ... The current environmental and geopolitical situation is prompting petroleum refiners across the globe to evaluate their assets and explore how to adapt to a carbon-constrained future, and one in which the negative climate effects

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New SAF Pathways, Feedstocks Needed, Air BP Says

by Angus Batey (Aviation Week)  ... So at the first post-COVID EBACE, conversations around sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) are moving from explanation and education to adoption and promotion. The change will be felt across the sector, and that includes fuel providers

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World Energy Secures Permits; Will Completely Convert Its Southern Calif. Refinery to Create North America’s Largest SAF Hub

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) In a sweet SAF switcheroo, huge news arrived from California-based World Energy, a carbon-net-zero solutions provider, that it secured the critical permits required to completely convert and increase output by 700 percent at its Southern California

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Shell Readies 10-Year Airline Offtake Deals as It Scales up SAF Production

by Mark Pilling (FlightGlobal)  Shell is on the brink of signing its first letters of intent (LOI) with leading network carriers paving the way for 10-year sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supply deals, according to Jan Toschka, president of Shell Aviation, speaking

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Increasing Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production with Feedstocks

by Marine Bessoles (ICF) There is pressure on the aviation industry to decarbonize coming from a myriad of sources including investors, passengers, government, and society at large. Popular protests such as the Swedish flygskam (translated in English as “flight shame”) movement

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First A380 Powered by 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel Takes to the Skies

(Airbus) Airbus has performed a first A380 flight powered by 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Airbus’ A380 test aircraft MSN 1 took off from Blagnac Airport, Toulouse, France at 08h43 on Friday 25 March. The flight lasted about three hours, operating one

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Pratt & Whitney Successfully Tests GTF Advantage Engine on 100% SAF

(Pratt & Whitney/Biobased Diesel Daily)  Pratt & Whitney announced March 15 it has successfully tested the GTF Advantage engine configuration with 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The test took place at the company’s facility in West Palm Beach, Florida, starting

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What Is eSAF, Why the Buzz and What’s Stopping It from Being Produced at Scale Today?

by Andreea Moyes and Peter Nowobilski (AIR bp and bp/Biofuels Digest)  With the aviation industry committed to curtailing lifecycle carbon emissions, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) has an important role to play. Air bp is already working alongside airlines and airports around

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Fueling Net Zero: Sustainable Pathways for Aviation

by Alastair Blanshard (ICF) ... Our report for ATAG Waypoint 2050 offers a potential pathway for deploying enough sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for aviation to meet its climate ambitions. The transition to SAF represents a defining moment for the industry, as it looks

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The Next Big Step for Algae and Sustainable Aviation Fuels

by Rebecca White, Lieve Laurens, Nate Kommers (Algae Biomass Organization/Biofuels Diges) Among the dozens of policy innovations that Congress must consider in climate change legislation is a tool that could help trigger the next stage in decarbonizing one of the most

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Airlines, NGOs Unite Behind Push for Clean Jet Fuels in Europe

(European Climate Foundation)  Airlines, pilots and environmental groups are teaming up for the first time to support a European Union plan for big increases in climate-friendly jet fuels. Four major carriers – Air France-KLM, easyJet, Ryanair and Deutsche Post DHL Group – have

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SAF Taking Off in 2022: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to ICF’s SAF

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As you wait for the clock countdown to 2022 today, check out this slide guide from Mike McCurdy, Managing Director of Fuels & Power at ICF on how sustainable aviation fuels are taking off in

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Progress in Commercialization of Biojet /Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF): Technologies, Potential and Challenges

by Susan van Dyk and Jack Saddler (IEA Bioenergy Task 39) Biojet/ Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) must play a major role if the aviation sector is to significantly reduce its carbon footprint. To meet its carbon reduction targets, large volumes

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First Study on In-Flight Use of Pure SAF in a Passenger Jet Shows Early Promise

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) Today, a hot update from the pioneering ‘Emission and Climate Impact of Alternative Fuels’ (ECLIF3) project from Airbus, German research center DLR, Rolls-Royce and SAF producer Neste that looks into the effects of 100% SAF

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New Study into In-Flight SAF Use Reveals Early Promise

(Biofuels International)  Initial findings from a study of the impact of 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on both engines of a commercial jet have provided promising early results, Neste has reported. The Emission and Climate Impact of Alternative Fuels (ECLIF3) study

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Airlines Want to Make Flight More Sustainable. How Will They Do It?

by Leigh Krietsch Boerner (Chemical & Engineering News)  Air travel produces millions of metric tons of carbon dioxide each year. New technologies could help airlines reduce their emissions and meet their sustainability goals -- ...  Airlines are trying to reduce

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Flying with 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF)

by Susan Van Dyke (SVD Consulting)  Airbus and Rolls Royce recently announced that they were testing 100% sustainable aviation fuels in flights. These flights will test the impact of 100% SAF on operability and emissions. Current ASTM D7566 certification allows the

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To What Extent Can Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) Mitigate the Environmental Impact of Flying?

by Mike McCurdy and Angus Reid-Kay (ICF)  ... Since SAF is operationally identical and certified as “Jet-A1” fuel, no changes are required in aircraft or engine fuel systems, distribution infrastructure, or storage facilities. That allows SAF use as an interim—and

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First A319neo Flight with 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(Airbus) Airbus, Dassault Aviation, ONERA, the French Ministry of Transports and Safran have launched the first in-flight study of a single-aisle aircraft running on unblended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).  During the flight test over the Toulouse region on 28 October, one CFM

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Want to End Flying Shame? Meet Sustainable Jet Fuel

by Jack Wittels (Bloomberg Green)  ...Last year, even with Covid-19 travel restrictions, more than 1.5 billion barrels of aviation fuel were burned, a figure set to more than triple by 2050 as more people take to the skies. Today, that fuel

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A Digest Exclusive Q&A with Bryan Stonehouse, Head of Aviation Sustainability & Risk, Shell Aviation

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) From SAF size and scale, Shell’s plans for scaling up, fuel use and blends and more, check out this Digest exclusive Q&A with Bryan Stonehouse, Head of Aviation Sustainability & Risk at Shell Aviation. ... Shell recently

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Virent’s BioForm® Fuel Component Used in Test Flight of 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(Marathon Petroleum Company/Biobased Diesel Daily) Virent’s BioForm® synthesized aromatic kerosene (SAK) was used in a United Airlines test flight Oct. 13, demonstrating that sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) can be 100 percent renewable, 100 percent fossil free, and 100 percent compatible with

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S-92® Helicopter Completes First Flight Using Biofuel

(Lockheed Martin) Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company leading the way towards a more sustainable aviation future  -- Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company [NYSE: LMT] has approved the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), often referred to as biofuel, for the S-92

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Getting 35B SAF gallons by 2050: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to NREL’s SAF Approach

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Digest reported a few days ago on the Biden administration’s goal of reaching 3 billion gallons of sustainable aviation fuel by 2030 and net zero emissions by 2050 but how do we get there?

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Tech, Feedstock Winners Still to Be Declared as Biofuels Sector Develops

by Tom Brown (ICIS/Biofuels Digest)  ... A factor that could stand to drive wider deployment of biofuels could be its relative maturity compared to other emissions-reduction technologies, particularly for heavy industry, with around half of the innovations that are likely to

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Top 5: Hydrogen, Bioenergy & CCUS to “Crack the Nut” on Decarbonization

by Tammy Klein (Transportation Energy Strategies)  ... • Hard-to-Abate Transport Sectors: A Citi report notes that hydrogen, bioenergy and CCUS are key to “cracking the nut” of hard-to-abate sectors like aviation, shipping and trucking and recommends sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)

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EU SAF Blending Mandate Proposals Ambitious but Feasible, Says SkyNRG Analysis Report

by Christopher Surgenor  (GreenAir Online)  An analysis by major sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) supplier SkyNRG of the European Commission’s ReFuelEU Aviation initiative, part of the ‘Fit for 55’ package of legislative proposals unveiled last week, shows around 300 SAF plants

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EU Green Jet Fuel Mandate Will Carve out Market for Big Players, Industry Warns

(Biofuels International)  An EU mandate for the use of animal fats and used cooking oils in sustainable aviation fuel is set to enrich large biofuel players such as Total and Neste Oil, at the expense of most of the industry,

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Progress in the Commercialization of Biojet / Sustainable Aviation Fuels: Technologies, Potential and Challenges

(IEA Bioenergy) This report, prepared by IEA Bioenergy Task 39, provides an extensive analysis of the current and potential technologies for production of biomass based sustainable aviation fuels (Biojet/SAF). Sustainable Aviation Fuels will have to play a major role if the aviation

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E-Fuels Development for Aviation Gets a Boost with Germany’s New PtL Roadmap

by Susan van Dyk (GreenAir Online)  Germany’s federal and state governments, with backing from industry, have agreed a roadmap that commits to the development of e-fuels – also described as power-to-liquids (PtL) – for the aviation sector. E-fuels can potentially deliver

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Expand Your Business by Producing SAF: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Sustainable Aviation Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sustainable aviation fuels are big globally due to incentives like the CORSIA program or regional SAF mandates. If you missed The Digest’s webinar where two of the most experienced people in SAF options from Haldor Topsoe

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Airlines Already Have Their 'RenovaBio' to Reduce Greenhouse Gases

by Delcy MAC Cruz (Energia Que Fala Com Você (Google Translation)) ... The action serves to reduce and offset greenhouse gas emissions. It's CORSIA, which came into effect this year. We interviewed two experts to break down this program focused

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SAF Feedstock Availability: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Sustainable Aviation Fuel in Brazil

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Addressing the challenges of sustainable aviation fuel feedstock availability in Brazil, RSB, in collaboration with Agroicone and the University of Campinas, published the outcomes of research into non-crop feedstock availability and potential in Brazil for

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RSB, Agroicone Publish Study to Support Sustainable Transformation in Brazil with SAF

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials) The aviation sector has ambitious targets for reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and switching from fossil fuels to low-carbon Sustainable Aviation Fuels. SAF is considered the most efficient way to achieve those targets quickly, however, in

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Potential Biofuel Production Pathways in Indonesia: Overview of Processes, Feedstocks, and Types of Fuel

by Tenny Kristiana and Chelsea Baldino  (International Council on Clean Transportation) Because of its abundant biofuel feedstocks, Indonesia has the potential to produce biofuels via a number of pathways, including using different technologies and feedstocks to create different fuels. There is strong

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SAF Could Make up 5.5% of 2030 EU Jet Fuel Demand with Targeted Support, Estimates ICCT Feedstock Study

(GreenAir Online) Analysis by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) shows there are sufficient sources of sustainable feedstock to support the production of 3.4 million tonnes (Mt) of advanced sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) annually in the EU by 2030, around

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Aviation Leaders Launch First in-Flight 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel Emissions Study on Commercial Passenger Jet

(Neste) A team of aerospace specialists has launched the world’s first in-flight emissions study using 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on a wide-body commercial passenger aircraft. Airbus, German research centre DLR, Rolls-Royce and SAF producer Neste have teamed up to start the

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Legislative Odyssey for the EU Biofuels Sector

(Biofuels International) Angel Alvarez Alberdi, the secretary general, EWABA, a leading biofuel industry figure discusses the opportunities and challenges for the year ahead. He said: "If there was ever a perfect regulatory storm for the biofuels sector, this is it.

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Sustainable Aviation Fuel: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Velocys

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Going beyond the utilization of difficult to process solid waste feedstocks to produce advanced, sustainable biofuels, Velocys is also now using carbon capture usage and storage of CO2 at their plants that will enable net

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50 Renewable Diesel Projects and the Technologies Behind Them

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Renewable diesel, all 9 billion gallons built, under construction, in planning - Take a deep dive into the latest hot renewable diesel news and a special Digest presentation that asks will all of these billions of

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Could Sustainable Fuel Derived from Cooking Oil Help Aviation Navigate to a Cleaner Future?

by Zhaki Abdullah (Channel News Asia)  ... Sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) will play a major role in this new normal for aviation, said Jonathan Wood, Neste’s Europe and Asia-Pacific vice president for renewable aviation. The term refers to biofuels that can be

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Measuring the Uncertainty of Renewable Diesel Projects

by Dave Collings (1898 & Co./Burns & McDonnell) Renewable diesel — also known as green diesel, hydrotreated vegetable oil, or hydrotreated esters and fatty acids — has now gained widespread attention throughout the world. This growing interest is turning into

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WEF’s ‘Clean Skies for Tomorrow’ Outlines Pathway to Net-Zero Aviation: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Sustainable Aviation Fuel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What is the World Economic Forum doing to help aviation meet net zero goals? First, they recognize that the most immediate action to achieve carbon-neutral flying is the investment in, and rapid scale-up, of sustainable

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Renewable Jet Fuel Tech: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to UOP

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) You’ve probably heard of Honeywell UOP, but did you know they are working on making commercial renewable aviation biofuels a reality? At ABLC Digital, they shared this illuminating slide guide on their latest projects, including ones with

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U.S. Department of Energy Report Looks at Best SAF Pathways: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Sustainable Aviation Fuel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The 106-billion-gallon global (21-billion-gallon domestic) commercial jet fuel market is projected to grow to over 230 billion gallons by 2050. Cost-competitive sustainable alternative jet fuels for aviation are needed to decouple carbon growth from market

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Emerging Markets Publishes Renewable Diesel 2030 Report

by Will Thurmond (Emerging Markets)  Renewable Diesel 2030 is designed to help financiers, producers, developers, distributors, consultants and analysts with a fact-filled market guide detailing medium and long-term trends and developments in the renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuels sectors. This

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Profitable Growth Through Renewable Solutions: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Neste

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Everyone wants to dominate the world, right? But Neste wants to do it in a nice way by becoming the global leader in renewable and circular solutions. There are 3 ways they are working on this

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SAF Trends for 2020 and Beyond: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Sustainable Aviation Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Who’s making what, how, where and when? Find out why there are a zillian paths to sustainable aviation fuels and take a look at The Digest’s latest slide guide from last week’s DigestConnect webinar to

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Two New Alternative Jet Fuel Production Pathways Approved

(Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative)  CAAFI is happy to announce the latest industry alternative jet fuel (AJF) Production Pathway approvals, and ASTM publication of: 1) A new ASTM D7566 alternative jet fuel production pathway: ASTM D7566 Annex A7 – Hydroprocessed Hydrocarbons

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Implementation Agendas: 2018-2019 Update Compare and Contrast Transport Biofuels Policies

by Mahmood Ebadian, James D. McMillan, Jack (John) N. Saddler and Susan van Dyk (University of British Columbia, Canada/National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA/IEA Bioenergy) Global production and use of transport biofuels Global biofuels production has continued to increase over the last decade,

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Biofuels Production and Consumption in Germany: Status, Advances and Challenges

by Franziska Müller-Langer, Nicolaus Dahmen and Gabriel Costa de Paiva (Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum/Karlsruhe Institute of Technology/IEA Bioenergy)  ... This feature article summarizes the current status of transport sector biofuels in Germany including major policy drivers, decarbonization strategies and initiatives as well

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ASTM Approves Pathway for Production of Microalgae-Based Sustainable Aviation Fuel Developed by Japan's IHI

(GreenAir Online)  Fuel standards organisation ASTM International has approved the seventh technology pathway for the production and use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Annex A7 to ASTM’s SAF specification D7566 establishes approval for a type of synthesised paraffinic kerosene derived

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A4A Applauds Approval of New Sustainable Aviation Fuel Pathway

(Airlines for America)  Number of Approved Pathways Grows to Seven  -- Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, applauds the addition of a seventh annex to ASTM International’s sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) specification, D7566, which will further enable

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Can the European Union’s Kerosene Demand Be Met by the Amount of Biomass Produced in the EU?

(nova-Institute) Regarding climate change and tackling its mitigation there is no question that the aviation industry has to reduce its greenhouse gas impact and has to shift to alternative fuels. If the European Union wants to achieve its ambitious climate

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Brazil’s Federal Program in Force Now: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to RenovaBio & Brazil’s Carbon Reduction

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Working as an M&A and capital market counsel focused on the biofuels sector, Oswaldo Dalla Torre has been monitoring the developments of the Brazilian Renovabio program, which has just entered into force. RenovaBio is Brazil’s federal

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Climate Change Measures Progress at ICAO Assembly

(Air Transport Action Group) Governments meeting at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) 40th Assembly in Montreal have supported the prioritisation of work on developing a long-term goal for aviation CO2 emissions, with that work to be completed for presentation at

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Potential to Decarbonize Long Distance Transport: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Drop-in Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) IEA Bioenergy Task 39, with the help of the National Renewable Energy Lab and University of British Columbia, has been working facilitating the commercialization of conventional and advanced liquid biofuels from biomass drop-in biofuels for quite

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Sustainable Aviation Fuels: A Canadian Perspective: 2019

( Green Aviation Research and Development Network for Environment and Climate Change Canada)  ... Since 2009, the Green Aviation Research and Development Network (GARDN) has played a pioneering role in the development of SAF through collaborative research projects where cross-sectoral industrial and academic

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Technical Report Comparison of Biofuel Life Cycle Analysis Tools

(Task 39 – Commercializing Liquid Biofuels/International Energy Agency (IEA Bioenergy))  ... Bioenergy plays an important role in the decarbonization of the transportation sector. Its medium and long-term benefits depend on the reduction of greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions brought forth by the conversion

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The Compelling Case for Biojet Fuel

by Jess Hewitt and Jonathan Lewis (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  ... Many people are confused by the term “biojet,” and the many other terms used to describe this “new fuel”. There is a standard specification that describes this product. Turbine (jet)

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The Cost of Supporting Alternative Jet Fuels in the European Union

by Nikita Pavlenko, Stephanie Searle, and Adam Christensen (International Council on Clean Transportation) Alternative jet fuels (AJFs) are among the few available in-sector approaches to reduce aviation sector emissions. Although the aviation sector has not played a prominent role in fuels

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Ethanol’s New Way Forward: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide ABLC Guide to Byogy Renewables

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Byogy Renewables is producing full replacement renewable fuels for all modes of transport, including heavy transport sectors. Kevin R. Weiss, President/Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Byogy gave this illuminating presentation on the upgrading of ethanol to

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