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2011-06-18 04:00:00

PARIS, June 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that its Green Jet Fuel has successfully powered the first transatlantic biofuel flight, which landed today at Paris-Le Bourget Airport. The Honeywell-operated Gulfstream G450 became the first aircraft to fly from North America to Europe with a 50/50 blend of Honeywell Green Jet Fuel and petroleum-based jet fuel, powering one of the aircraft's Rolls-Royce engines. It was also the first business jet to be...

2011-06-16 08:30:00

SEATTLE, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) will fly the new 747-8 Freighter to its international air show debut in a doubly historic fashion, flying the airplane across the Atlantic Ocean to the Paris Air Show using a renewable aviation jet fuel - the world's first transatlantic crossing of a commercial jetliner using biologically derived fuel. Boeing pilots Capt. Keith Otsuka and Capt. Rick Braun and Cargolux Capt. Sten Rossby will fly the airplane with each of the 747-8...

2011-06-02 13:37:00

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands and SAO PAULO, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shell (NYSE: RDS.A) (NYSE: RDS.B) and Cosan today launched a multi-billion dollar joint venture that will become a leading producer of the low-carbon biofuel, ethanol made from sugar cane. Named Raizen, this major retail and commercial fuels company will operate in Brazil, one of the world's fastest-growing markets. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click:...

2011-05-31 08:00:00

RENTON, Wash., May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While increasing airplane production, The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) generated year-over-year improvements in environmental performance, the company reported today in its annual Environment Report. At manufacturing and office locations in 2010, Boeing consumed less energy, reduced carbon dioxide emissions and water intake, and generated less hazardous waste compared to the previous year. "Boeing has taken up the challenge to make our products,...

2011-05-25 14:00:00

SEATTLE, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pacific Northwest has the diverse feedstocks, fuel-delivery infrastructure and political will needed to create a viable biofuels industry capable of reducing greenhouse gases and meeting the future fuel demands of the aviation industry. Creating an aviation biofuels industry, however, will depend upon securing early government policy support to prioritize the aviation industry in U.S. biofuel development. That's the conclusion announced today in...

2011-05-05 00:00:30

The 4th Global Jatropha Hi-tech Integrated Nonfood Biodiesel Farming & Technology Training Programme which is being held September 14-18, 2011 at Jaipur, India, is mostly dedicated to multifeedstocks for building a sustainable biodiesel industry. The JatrophaWorld India 2011 is designed to educate all stakeholders about critical issue of availability of right feedstock at right cost to make biodiesel a long-term business opportunity. Global JatrophaWorld India 2011 marks the 4th edition...

2011-04-28 13:28:00

MEXICO CITY, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Consejo de Promocion Turistica de Mexico praised Mexico's domestic carrier, Interjet, and Airbus for joining the ranks of Air New Zealand and Continental Airlines in leading the way for the international aviation industry by using more sustainable energy. Last month Interjet affirmed its commitment to sustainable energy in Mexico by conducting the first biofuel flight in the nation with an Airbus A320 aircraft using 30 percent...

2011-04-13 19:46:36

Current UK and European policies on biofuels encourage unethical practices, says a report by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics today following an 18-month inquiry. Policies such as the European Renewable Energy Directive are particularly weak when it comes to protecting the environment, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and avoiding human rights violations in developing countries. They also include few incentives for the development of new biofuel technologies that could help avoid these...

2011-04-08 12:40:00

LOS ANGELES, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Business Matchmaking, Inc. has compiled the results of multiple airline tests of oil from the little known non-edible plant Jatropha as a potential substitute for traditional jet fuel with impressive results. The non-profit company specializes in matching small firms with government agencies and major corporations. Japan Airlines, Air New Zealand, Continental, Brazil's TAM Airlines and most recently the Mexican carrier Interjet, in cooperation...

2011-03-22 07:10:00

SEATTLE, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) today announced the creation of the Sustainable Biomass Consortium, a research initiative focused on increasing collaboration between voluntary standards and regulatory requirements for biomass used to create jet fuel and bioenergy for other sectors. The consortium also will seek to lower overall sustainability certification costs. Biomass is a renewable energy source, often...


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