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Honeywell UOP Renewable Fuel Powers Largest Commercial Biofuel Facility

UOP, a Honeywell company, says its UOP/Eni Ecofining process technology is powering the largest commercial advanced biofuel facility in the US, capable of producing more than 130 million gallons of renewable diesel per year. The Diamond Green Diesel facility in Norco, La., converts inedible oils and other waste feedstocks to produce … Read more »

Joule Sustainable Fuels Achieves ASTM Compliance

Joule’s Sunflow-D and Sunflow-J CO2-neutral fuels meet the standards of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) for diesel and jet fuel, respectively. Demonstrating ASTM compliance marks another step toward commercial readiness of CO2-derived hydrocarbon fuels, the company says. ASTM test regimes address a number of fuel requirements, such … Read more »

Boeing, Embraer Partner to Develop Aviation Biofuel

Boeing and Embraer will open a joint research center to advance a sustainable aviation biofuel industry in Brazil. Under a memorandum of understanding, the research conducted at the center will focus on technologies that address gaps in a supply chain for sustainable aviation biofuel in Brazil, such as feedstock production and processing technologies. … Read more »

Green Fleet Roundup: FedEx Express, GE, GM, Chargepoint, Volvo

FedEx Express has introduced its new 767-300 cargo jet scheduled to begin service this fall.  The freighter is approximately 30 percent more fuel efficient and has unit operating costs that are more than 20 percent lower than the MD10 aircraft it will replace, FedEx says. GE Capital’s Transportation Finance business and Clean Energy Fuels, the … Read more »

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FAA, Airlines, Universities to Develop Cleaner Jet Fuels

The Federal Aviation Administration has selected a team of universities to lead a new Air Transportation Center of Excellence (COE) that aims to benefit airlines by developing cleaner jet fuels and exploring other ways to meet next-generation air transportation environmental and energy goals. Led by Washington State University and the … Read more »

Airbus A321

Green Fleet Roundup: Ford, Renault-Nissan, Bosch, Amyris

Amyris and Total announced a successful demonstration flight at the Paris Air Show using a technology that converts plant sugars into renewable jet fuel. The Airbus A321 (pictured) flew from Toulouse to Paris with a blend of renewable jet fuel produced by the two companies. The demonstration flight was in support … Read more »

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NASA Clears Biofuel-Powered Jets for Takeoff

NASA researchers say commercial airlines can safely fly using plant-based biofuel, following successful test flights in California. The flights studied the effects of alternate biofuel on engine performance, emissions and aircraft-generated contrails at altitudes typically flown by commercial airliners. The Alternative Fuel Effects on Contrails and Cruise Emissions (ACCESS) experiment … Read more »

Honeywell Renewable Fuel Powers Gulfstream Fleet

Honeywell’s renewable jet fuel — which offers a 65 to 85 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions relative to petroleum-based fuels — has powered demonstration flights by Gulfstream Aerospace to this year’s National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention. Five Gulfstream aircraft traveled on October 27 and 28 from Gulfstream’s headquarters … Read more »

Contract Wins: Amyris, Itron, Noresco, Landis+Gyr, Eaton, Foster Wheeler

Advanced microbial engineering company Amyris has expanded an existing technology collaboration agreement with Total for production of renewable diesel and jet fuel. Total agreed to provide $30 million during the third quarter of 2012. Additional funding will be released by Total in mid 2013 and 2014. Total reaffirms its commitment … Read more »