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2009-11-04 08:00:00

DES PLAINES, Ill., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UOP LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE: HON) company, announced today that it signed a memorandum of understanding with China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) under which the two companies will collaborate on a range of biofuels technologies and projects in China. Under the terms of the agreement, announced at the 20th meeting of the China-U.S. Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT), the companies will collaborate to demonstrate existing...

2009-10-06 00:02:00

HONG KONG, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today announced it is joining with Honeywell's UOP to commission a study on the sustainability of a leading family of saltwater-based plant candidates for renewable jet fuel. The study is being commissioned as part of the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group (www.safug.org) consortium. The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi will lead the study, which will examine the overall potential for sustainable,...

2009-09-07 22:08:00

SINGAPORE, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Aircraft emissions, ground transportation and related travel in the airline and airports business contribute to air pollution and global warming, and carbon reduction in this area has long been an area of research. In 2008 alone, U.S. passenger and cargo airline operations required 16.1 billion gallons or approximately 382.4 million barrels of jet fuel. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) Commercial aviation consumes 3.0 million...

2009-07-13 08:00:00

SEATTLE, July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and members of the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group, an airline-led industry working group, today announced that several leading air carriers have been accepted as members to the group. Existing members welcome the new group members Alaska Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, TUIfly and Virgin Blue. Current airline members include Air France, Air New Zealand, ANA (All Nippon Airways), Cargolux, Gulf Air, Japan...

2009-06-30 14:00:00

Company Leaders Briefed Montana Governor and State Officials about Progress in Developing Sustainable Camelina Industry in North America BOZEMAN, Mont., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Sustainable Oils continues to build markets and momentum for the commercial camelina business in Montana, the Pacific Northwest, and southern Canada. The company has secured sales contracts for the camelina oil and camelina meal from its 2008 harvested crop. The harvested camelina seeds are currently being crushed...

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2009-06-18 11:52:11

Scientists warn the United States must be careful that its biofuel development takes into account potential damage to the nation's water resources. The ongoing, rapid growth in biofuels production could have far-reaching environmental and economic repercussions, and it will likely highlight the interdependence and growing tension between energy and water security, said Rice University researchers in a report titled The Water Footprint of Biofuels: A Drink or Drive Issue? The report, written...

2009-06-17 10:04:00

HOUSTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) today announced the results of its Jan. 7, 2009, biofuel demonstration flight, which was conducted in partnership with Boeing, GE Aviation/CFM International, and Honeywell's UOP. The biofuel blend performed as well as or better than traditional jet fuel, displaying an approximately 1.1 percent increase in fuel efficiency over traditional jet fuel in different stages of the demonstration flight. Overall life cycle...

2009-06-17 05:50:00

Fuels derived from sustainable biomass sources meet aviation requirements LE BOURGET, France, June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and a team from across the aviation industry today released high-level elements of a study that shows that sustainable biofuels analyzed in a series of pioneering test flights performed favorably in comparison to petroleum-based fuel. According to the study, Evaluation of Bio-Derived Synthetic Paraffinic Kerosene (Bio-SPK), a series of...

2009-06-15 10:49:04

Rice University scientists warned that the United States must be careful that the new emphasis on developing biofuels as an alternative to imported oil takes into account potential damage to the nation's water resources."The ongoing, rapid growth in biofuels production could have far-reaching environmental and economic repercussions, and it will likely highlight the interdependence and growing tension between energy and water security," said a report titled "The Water Footprint of Biofuels: A...

2009-06-11 08:05:00

Industry Group Addresses Environmental, Economic Benefits of Algae Fuel Processes WASHINGTON, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Leaders of the algae biofuel industry will meet on Capitol Hill today to brief congressional legislators on sector-wide technology and production advancements allowing for commercially-viable fuels, and advocate for continued federal support to help see the technology to maturity. Algae-based biofuel has captured widespread interest for its ability to deliver significantly...


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