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The Business Case for Ending Deforestation

The Business Case for Ending Deforestation

About 90 percent of companies see opportunities in shifting to sustainably sourcing key forest-risk commodities, according to a CDP report that makes the business case for ridding supply chains of deforestation. The major driver of global deforestation comes from the demand for four critical agricultural commodities — cattle products, palm … Read more »

Honeywell Green Fuel Powers World Cup Flights

Honeywell Green Jet Fuel produced from UOP’s renewable jet fuel process will power 200 commercial flights on GOL Airlines during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the company says. The Honeywell Green Jet Fuel was made from inedible corn oil and used cooking oil. Each flight will use a blend … Read more »

Airbus A350 XWB

Airbus’ Fuel-Efficient Jets Fly into Boeing Territory

Airbus has received a $9.5 billion order from Japan Airlines for 31 fuel-efficient A350 jets (pictured), the New York Times reports. The planes will likely replace Boeing 777s — and signal a larger problem for Boeing, which has traditionally dominated the Japanese market, aviation analysts tell the newspaper. Boeing’s Dreamliner … Read more »

Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

Dreamliner Woes Continue With Brake Issues

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner had to make an emergency landing on Sunday because of a brake system problem, which marks the third time this month that a Dreamliner airplane has run into problems, AFP reports. The United Airlines flight was en route to Denver from Houston when the problem with … Read more »

European Aviation GHGs ‘Likely to Fall 1.5% in 2013’

Greenhouse gas emissions from flights within Europe are likely to fall by around 1 million tons or roughly 1.5 percent this year, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The drop should come as carriers bring newer, more fuel-efficient fleets online and pack their planes more tightly as a result of high oil prices, New … Read more »

BA to Purchase $500m of Waste-Sourced Jet Fuel

British Airways has committed to purchasing, at market prices, low-carbon jet fuel produced by the GreenSky London waste-to-fuel plant. The contract is worth $500 million over ten years, at today’s prices. The GreenSky London project will see the construction of a facility that will annually convert about 500,000 metric tons … Read more »