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  • In the bio-aviation-fuel world, the sporadic use of petroleum alternative sources such as household waste, non-food plants and industrial waste gases now appears to be reaching a tipping point through the combined activities of airlines, aircraft manufacturers and fuel producers, supported by sustai...

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  • In US, Gulfstream has sold 9080 kg of biofuels comprising 30% hydroprocessed esters and fatty acids with 70% of Jet-A for a customers G550 aircraft. This represents a reduction of over 50% in greenhouse gases on a life-cycle basis 

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  • In China, researchers at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics have found a relatively simple way of turning the cellulose of plant wastes into polycycloalkanes suited as a jet fuel. The mix has a freezing point of -48°C (cf.-47°C for Jet A-1) and an energy density of over 37 MJ/L (cf. 35 MJ/L). ...

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  • In US, the University of California has developed synthetic nitrogenase enzymes found in some bacteria that could turn CO2 into green hydrocarbon fuels at room temperature and pressure. 

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  • In UK, the Virgin Atlantic/Lanza Tech flight from Orlando to Gatwick took place with a Boeing 747 aircraft reported earlier, using sustainable fuel derived from industrial waste gas-to-ethanol sources. Virgin claims there is an opportunity to produce up to 125 mn gallons of jet fuel annually in UK.&...

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  • In the alternative aviation fuel world, IATA aims for 1 billion passengers to fly by 2025, based on mixes of conventional and sustainable jet fuels 

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  • In UK, the government is creating a £22 mn fund to assist the development of alternative aviation fuels from waste products. 

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  • In Sweden, SAAB has flown its Gripen on a 100% biofuel sourced from rapeseed oil. No difference was found in engine performance. 

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  • In Australia, Virgin is leading a two-year trial of sustainable biojet mixed with conventional jet fuel at Brisbane airport. This green fuel will be supplied by Gevo. 

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  • In Finland, UPM Biofuels has secured the first official risk certification (entitled Roundtable of Sustainable Biomaterials, Low Indirect Land Use Change) for crude oil derived from wood pulp. Also acknowledged is the UPM cultivation of the Brassica Carinata oil crop in Uruguay. 

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