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Virgin Atlantic Drops CO2 Emissions 22% in 9 Years

Virgin Atlantic Drops CO2 Emissions 22% in 9 Years

Virgin Atlantic successfully dropped its CO2 emissions from more than 5.2 metric tons to slightly over 4 metric tons from a series of carbon savings initiatives including purchase of a multi-billion dollar fleet investment in Boeing 787 aircraft, single-engine taxiing, real-time weather technology to optimize flight planning, and rigorous weight management … Read more »

Ford Explores Bamboo Fiber for Lighter Weight Materials, Stronger Supply Chain

Ford Explores Bamboo Fiber for Lighter Weight Materials, Stronger Supply Chain

Ford Motor Co. is the second major automaker in recent weeks to make the news for focusing on sustainably sourced materials for use in manufacturing. Ford is evaluating plastics made stronger by bamboo fiber for interior car parts like storage bins or side panels, writes Plastics News. The company is … Read more »

Honeywell Faces Antitrust Complaint Over the Only Car-Coolant that Meets EU’s GHG Standards

Honeywell Faces Antitrust Complaint Over the Only Car-Coolant that Meets EU’s GHG Standards

Honeywell’s patented car-coolant chemical for air conditioning systems is the only chemical that currently meets new European Union standards for greenhouse gas emissions; now, Honeywell is being targeted by an antitrust complaint that says the company is preventing fair competition and seeks a “fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory license” to the patents for the chemical, known … Read more »

Environmental Policy Will Shift from Land to Sea As Demand for Shipping Services Doubles

Environmental Policy Will Shift from Land to Sea As Demand for Shipping Services Doubles

Environmental policy will see a clear shift from land to sea, as shipping is (and will remain) the most efficient way to transport vast amounts of goods long-distance, according to the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association chief executive Sturla Henriksen. Demand for shipping services will double in the next couple of decades, which … Read more »

Cautionary Tale: New ‘Sustainable’ Olympic Medals Decaying

Cautionary Tale: New ‘Sustainable’ Olympic Medals Decaying

A big deal was made about the sustainability factor of the Rio Olympics, with Dow, for example, working with partner companies and nonprofits to implement a host of energy- and resource-efficiency initiatives and technologies in the sectors of agriculture, manufacturing, packaging and construction. But one sustainability move may not have been … Read more »

Airlines Say Biofuels Can Drive Business Results (and Airports Can Help)

Airlines Say Biofuels Can Drive Business Results (and Airports Can Help)

(Pictured: SAFUG members) Singapore Airlines made news last week with its announcement of “green package” flights on its non-stop San Francisco-Singapore route, powered by sustainable biofuels produced from used cooking oils and conventional jet fuel. Other airlines have committed to advancing and commercializing sustainable aviation biofuels, as well – most airlines … Read more »

Chrysler Tries to Get Dodge Ram Emissions Case Dismissed

Chrysler Tries to Get Dodge Ram Emissions Case Dismissed

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has filed a motion to dismiss an emissions lawsuit that claims Dodge Ram trucks emit illegal levels of nitrogen oxides, which the car company has allegedly covered up with the use of “defeat devices” during emissions testing. Cummins, an engine manufacturer used by Chrysler, is also listed as a defendant. … Read more »

Singapore Air’s 1st ‘Green’ Flight Takes Off; Supplier to Develop Biofuel Supply Chain

Singapore Air’s 1st ‘Green’ Flight Takes Off; Supplier to Develop Biofuel Supply Chain

In a bid to adopt more efficient and sustainable processes, Singapore Airlines (SIA) has begun operating what it calls “green package” flights on its non-stop San Francisco-Singapore route, powered by sustainable biofuels produced from used cooking oils and conventional jet fuel. The flights – the first of which took off … Read more »