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2010-01-12 05:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- SG Biofuels, Inc., a plant science company, today announced a strategic alliance with Life Technologies Corporation, a provider of innovative life science solutions, to advance the development of Jatropha as a sustainable biofuel. The alliance brings together SG Biofuels' Genetic Resource Center, featuring the largest and most diverse library of Jatropha genetic material in the world, with the advanced biotechnology and synthetic biology tools of Life...

2010-01-06 13:43:00

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. and CINCINNATI, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- BioJet Corporation (www.biojetcorp.com) and Great Plains Oil & Exploration (www.camelinacompany.com) announced today that they have executed a Teaming Agreement for the purpose of producing renewable jet fuels. The companies plan to jointly develop integrated Camelina cultivation and associated refinery projects in the U.S., Europe, South America, and Asia. BioJet will bring its international network and management...

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2009-11-24 13:56:02

The airline KLM claims it has achieved the world's first passenger flight using biofuel, as its Boeing 747 -- with one of four engines powered by a 50-percent biokerosene mix -- circled the Netherlands for an hour on Monday, AFP reported. The 747 took off and landed at Schiphol airport near Amsterdam. KLM chief executive officer Peter Hartman noted after the flight that such a feat was technically feasible. "We have demonstrated that it is possible. Government, industry and society at large...

2009-11-23 11:31:00

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- San Francisco Bay Area - based Eco-Fuel Global this week entered a groundbreaking agreement with the Government of Rwanda estimated to be worth in excess of $250m; to produce bio-fuels from Jatropha Curcas. In the run up to the Copenhagen climate talks, this deal will see the replacement of up to 20% of the Rwandan fossil fuel requirement with low emission bio-fuels. Mark O'Brien, CEO of Eco-Fuel Global, said on behalf of the investors: "This...

2009-11-18 12:01:00

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- BioJet Corporation ( www.biojetcorp.com ) announced today that it has agreed with the Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne (EPFL) to serve as the first Pilot project company for the worldwide implementation of the Principles of Sustainability recently approved by the EPFL's Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) ( http://cgse.epfl.ch/page65660.html ). BioJet is a leading international supply chain integrator in bio jet fuel for the...

2009-11-16 16:32:00

SAO PAULO, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (Bovespa: GOLL4 and NYSE: GOL), the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America, has joined the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group (SAFUG), which unites airlines and technology providers in a joint drive to accelerate the development of new, sustainable aviation fuels for commercial use. Initially, the group is working on two preliminary sustainability research projects, one of which...

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...


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