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Dec 23, 2011 - Energy Intelligence has made a special reprint of Jet Fuel Intelligence available for CAAFI participants entitled 'Alternative Fuels Go From Vision to Reality at CAAFI Event' by Cristina Haus. Click here to view (PDF).
Dec 1, 2011 - FAA Announces Alternative Energy Investments For Cleaner, More Sustainable Jet Fuel
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding $7.7 million in contracts to eight companies to help advance alternative, environmentally-friendly, sustainable sources for commercial jet fuel. The FAA funds are being distributed by the Department o...(read more)
 
Nov 11, 2011 - U.S. Airlines Begin Biofuels Flights
As airlines launch the first commercial biofuel flights in the U.S., the government is working with industry to scale up production of biomass-derived jet fuel to commercial quantities beginning in 2012. Following the lead set by carriers in Europe and...(read more)
 
Oct 27, 2011 - Sending in the Marines to Support Biofuels
Fuels made from sources as diverse as plant waste, chicken fat, and old french-fry oil have been successfully used in diesel cars and trucks around the world. Soon, they may become a regular part of the fuel mix for U.S. fighter jets, tanks, and ships. Th...(read more)
 
Oct 26, 2011 - Boeing, Embraer enter Brazil jet-biofuel venture
* Boeing to partner with jet biofuel marketing companies * Global jet kerosene mkt 60 billion gallon/yr * Research focusing on only "totally drop-in biokerosene" By Reese Ewing SAO PAULO, Oct 26 (Reuters) - U.S. planemaker Boeing Co and its Brazilian ...(read more)
 
Oct 25, 2011 - Flying With Biofuel Gets One Step Closer
SINGAPORE--The future of biofuels in aviation is no longer so futuristic. Having conducted several trials over the past three years, the airline industry is shifting into a new gear, starting to conduct regular commercial flights that rely in part on b...(read more)
 
Oct 18, 2011 - Animal Fat Replaces Crude Oil in F16s as Biofuels Head to War: Commodities
Biofuels face their biggest test yet -- whether they can power fighter jets and tanks in battle at prices the world’s best-funded military can afford. The U.S. Air Force is set to certify all of its 40-plus aircraft models to burn fuels derived from wa...(read more)
 
Sep 25, 2011 - Military spearheads clean-energy drive
U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus claims, "The main reason we're moving toward alternative fuels in the Navy and the Marine Corps is to make us better war fighters." That goal begins with national security and assured sources of supply that aviation alternati...(read more)
 
Aug 16, 2011 - Presidential Announcement in Support of Alternative Aviation Fuels
President Obama Announces Major Initiative to Spur Biofuels Industry and Enhance America\'s Energy Security | The White House...(read more)
 
Aug 1, 2011 - John Heimlich talks about the future of the alternative aviation fuels industry
This is a great interview with John P. Heimlich Vice President and Chief Economist at ATA (Air Transport Association) where he talks about the future of the alternative aviation fuels industry. John is helping organize and steer the 2011 CAAFI General M...(read more)
 
Jul 28, 2011 - U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Senate Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security Subcommittee today held a hearing on the needs, challenges, and alternatives of aviation fuels. The hearing examined the impact of fuel prices on the industry, current efforts to devel...(read more)
 
Jul 6, 2011 - Solena Fuels sets biojet facility construction plan in motion
In California, Solena Fuels expects to put in its planning application with the City of Gilroy for construction of its first biojet facility sometime within the coming year. The company says it still has a lot of development work to do on details and cons...(read more)
 
Jul 4, 2011 - ASTM blesses aviation biofuel spec, clears runways for new fuels
In Washington, ASTM formally approved the Bio-SPK aviation biofuels specification, which will allow up to 50 percent blends of hydroprocessed renewable jet fuel made from feedstocks such as camelina, jatropha and microalgae. “We’re extremely pleased to...(read more)
 
Jul 1, 2011 - ASTM Aviation Fuel Standard Now Specifies Bioderived Components
Renewable fuels can now be blended with conventional commercial and military jet (or gas turbine) fuel through requirements in the newly issued edition of ASTM D7566-11, Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons. The revi...(read more)
 
Jul 1, 2011 - Airlines Win Approval to Use Plant-Based Biofuels on Commercial Flights
Airlines won final approval from a U.S.-based technical-standards group to power their planes with a blend made from traditional kerosene and biofuels derived from inedible plants and organic waste. The decision published today on the website of ASTM I...(read more)
 
Jun 29, 2011 - LanzaTech awarded US DARPA contract to carry out further research into its alcohol-to-jet fuel technology
Wed 29 June 2011 – There is much current debate about the impact of biofuel production on land and food resources but one company exhibiting at last week’s Paris Air Show claims to have the technology in place that avoids the problem altogether. New Zeala...(read more)
 
Jun 27, 2011 - US agriculture secretary advocates for biofuel during Paris Air Show visit
US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack encouraged development and production of biofuels to power commercial aircraft, telling a Paris Air Show audience there has been \"extraordinary progress in the last 12 months\" in understanding how biofuel b...(read more)
 
Jun 24, 2011 - Paris Air Show Briefing: Zero-Emission Jet, Biofuel Deals, Green Engine Cleaning
Nine major airlines have signed letters of intent to use bioefuels from Solena Fuels for flights out of the San Francisco Bay area. American Airlines and United Continental Holdings led the deal’s development, and they were joined by US Airways, Air Canad...(read more)
 
Jun 23, 2011 - Kiwi company wins US jet fuel contract
Auckland clean tech company Lanzatech has won a research contract to develop jet fuel for the Defense Advanced Research Agency (DARPA), a branch of the US Department of Defense. Lanzatech announced the deal at the Paris Air Show, a key global aviation ...(read more)
 
Jun 23, 2011 - Flying high, but on what fuel at the Paris Air Show?
The environment is a key focus at this year’s Paris Air Show. In particular, with oil prices heading ever higher, more alternative fuels are being tested. A Boeing 747 cargo plane arrived at Le Bourget from Seattle on the US west coast having used, i...(read more)
 
Jun 23, 2011 - Paris 2011: Sapphire Energy Plans To Turn Algae Oil into Jet A
What does it take to make a million barrels of “green” oil a day? According to San Diego, California-based Sapphire Energy (Hall 3 E118), the answer lies in combination of new environmentally friendly technologies. Sapphire aims to be producing about 67 b...(read more)
 
Jun 22, 2011 - KLM launches commercial flights Amsterdam - Paris on biofuel
AMSTELVEEN, 22 June 2011 - KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has taken another important step in aviation sustainability. In September KLM will launch more than 200 flights being operated on biokerosene between Amsterdam and Paris. ...(read more)
 
Jun 22, 2011 - Lanzatech Wins US Contract And At Paris Air Show
Clean energy technology company LanzaTech is at the world?s largest air show in Paris showing the aviation industry its technology for producing next generation jet fuels. Dr Jennifer Holmgren, LanzaTechs chief executive, says the aviation industry (bo...(read more)
 
Jun 21, 2011 - Biofuels are Big at the Paris Air Show: But When Will They Truly Meet Demand from the Global Aviation Industry?
The Paris Air Show, the biggest and most prestigious international aviation event, is taking place this week. Airline companies and biofuel producers are trying to make renewable fuels the star of the show. On Sunday, Honeywell flew a G450 business jet...(read more)
 
Jun 21, 2011 - U.S. Aerospace Industry is Making Sales and Promoting Bio Fuel at 2011 Paris Air Show
The 2011 Paris Air Show kicked off today and more than 2,100 international exhibitors are showing their wares. When most people think of Paris they think of the Eiffel Tower, fine red wines and fashionable Europeans strolling the Champs-Elysees. When U.S...(read more)
 
Jun 21, 2011 - PARIS: 747-8F biofuel pilot takes landmark flight in his stride
One of the pilots who flew the biofuel-powered Boeing 747-8 Freighter from Seattle to Le Bourget has described the landmark flight as uneventful, with nothing out of the ordinary to report. Speaking to Flightglobal on board the aircraft, Captain Rick B...(read more)
 
Jun 21, 2011 - Hypersonic passenger jet to run on clean fuel is unveiled at Paris Air Show
Super-fast speed — think Tokyo to L.A. in 2 1/2 hours — isn’t the only cool feature of the Zero Emission Hyper Sonic Transport proposed by EADS. At the Paris Air Show this week, the aircraft manufacturer and Airbus parent revealed its proposed passenger a...(read more)
 
Jun 20, 2011 - Le Bourget biofuels: Honeywell, Boeing complete transatlantic biofuels fly-ins, as Paris Air Show opens
Lipid fuels move from demonstration to commercialization, while alcohol-based fuels crank up. Who’s leading the way at Le Bourget? Who will take the 4-3-2-1- blast off aviation biofuels challenge? In France, the global aviation biofuels movement is des...(read more)
 
Jun 19, 2011 - Alternative aviation fuel is key theme of Paris Air Show
The Alternative Aviation Fuels Showcase at this year\'s Paris Air Show is three times as large as it was last year at the Farnborough air show. The expansion to 16 exhibitors reflects the industry\'s increased focus on alternative aviation fuels. The emph...(read more)
 
Jun 17, 2011 - Trans-Atlantic Biofuel Flights Kick Off Paris Air Show
Most of the big news at the Paris Air Show usually is about what’s being unveiled at the industry’s big event that begins next week. But this year both Boeing and Honeywell are getting a leg up on the flurry of news by talking up how they are getting to L...(read more)
 
Jun 17, 2011 - Alternative Aviation Fuels Showcase' at Paris Air Show Hopes to Draw Potential Investors
The global investment community will have the opportunity to investigate one of the year’s most anticipated business opportunities—biofuels for commercial aviation—at the 49th International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget from June 20-26. With its 2,110 exh...(read more)
 
Jun 17, 2011 - Green' Fuels to Power More Airplanes — and Soon
Expect to see biofuels powering more flights in the coming months, as next-generation “green” fuels get the green light to take off. “Biofuels are the next best step to displacing fossil fuels,” says Dave Hurst, senior analyst with cleantech research f...(read more)
 
May 20, 2011 - Export Import Bank - United States of America
Official Export Credit Agency (ECA) of U.S. Government ▪ Established in 1934 ▪ Headquarters in Washington DC, 8 Regional Offices ▪ Mission–To create and sustain jobs in the U.S. by substantially increasing the number of...(read more)
 
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