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2011-01-06 13:17:00

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-220 engine recently powered its first biofuel test flight of a U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. This flight test, powered by alternative jet fuel, comes on the heels of engine ground testing completed earlier this year at Arnold Engineering Development Center in Tennessee. These tests directly support the U.S. Air Force's goal of acquiring half of its domestic jet fuel requirements from...

2010-12-16 11:28:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Logos Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded the second phase of BioJET(TM) from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to produce fully compatible jet fuel from cellulose -- the structural component of all plants and algae. With this process, Logos scientists and their teammates estimate, the cellulose waste streams from agriculture, industries, and cities could supply a significant amount of U.S....

2010-12-16 08:00:00

DES PLAINES, Ill., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- UOP LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE: HON) company, has been awarded the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) 2010 Sustainable Energy Award for its work on biofuels process technology. The award from AIChE, a global leader among chemical engineering professionals, recognizes contributions toward the innovation, sustainability and conservation of energy through the application of chemical engineering. "Since our founding more than 90...

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2010-11-30 07:35:00

Lufthansa, Europe's largest airline, announced Monday that it will begin offering flights between Frankfurt and Hamburg next April with a new airplane that can use both biofuel and traditional jet fuel. The Airbus A321 will make four trips a day between the two German cities. The plane will use a synthetic fuel -- based on vegetable oil -- that will be mixed with jet fuel and used in one of the plane's two engines, the airline said. The biofuel will be used in the testing flights for about...

2010-10-22 14:02:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aerospace Industries Association is very encouraged by the agreement between the FAA and USDA on the development of jet fuel alternatives. "This is a welcome step forward," said AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey. "Alternative fuels are crucial to reach the environmental goals for aviation established by ICAO earlier this month." The 37th ICAO Assembly resolution calls for two percent annual fuel efficiency improvements, carbon...

2010-10-21 16:52:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) Vice President, Environment and Aviation Policy, Billy M Glover, issued the following statement in the wake of today's announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Federal Aviation Administration that the two agencies have agreed to work together to bring sustainable biofuels into production for the aviation industry. "Today's announcement is welcome news for the commercial aviation industry, which sees sustainable biofuels...

2010-10-21 10:52:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, applauded Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Vilsack for steps announced today to set America on a sound path to greatly enhance the nation's independence from foreign oil sources and reduce carbon emissions. "ATA and its member airlines, in close collaboration with USDA, the Boeing Company, the Department of Defense and the...

2010-07-18 22:59:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Solazyme, Inc. is helping the U.S. military move closer to powering its planes, ships, tanks and trucks on renewable fuel and has delivered of 1,500 gallons of 100% algae-based jet fuel for the U.S. Navy's testing and certification program. The U.S. Navy has previously announced the objective to operate at least 50% of its fleet on clean, renewable fuel by 2020, and the delivery fulfills a contract awarded to Solazyme by the U.S....

2010-07-12 07:00:00

SEATTLE, July 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Airlines (NYSE: ALK), Boeing (NYSE: BA), Portland International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Spokane International Airport and Washington State University today announced a strategic initiative to promote aviation biofuel development in the Pacific Northwest. The first regional assessment of its kind in the United States, the "Sustainable Aviation Fuels Northwest" project will look at biomass options within a four-state...

2010-06-24 13:02:00

PHOENIX, June 24, /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it has been awarded a contract by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to develop mature technology for Fuel Burn Reduction and test aviation biofuels for use in Honeywell Gas Turbine Engines. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080425/LAF040LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080425/LAF040LOGO) The agreement is valued at approximately $27 million over the five-year...