Amazon aims to clean up aviation

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Amazon aims to clean up aviation. The aviation sector in a pandemic has 99 problems. And if you look at the aviation industry's historical pledges to add in bio-based jet fuels, before the pandemic, it's fallen woefully short. Aviation. Katie Fehrenbacher.

Can Shell help pilot a new era of sustainable aviation?

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Can Shell help pilot a new era of sustainable aviation? And it may seem unlikely that an industry as carbon-intensive as aviation — a hard-to-abate sector, in the argot of the climate policy crowd — might somehow emerge with its green credentials flying high in a climate-constrained world.

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Shell to support Europe's first sustainable aviation fuel plant

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Aviation Biofuels Clean Energy Fuels Transportation & MobilityThe plant is set to produce fuel made from waste and residue streams, such as used cooking oil sourced from regional industries.

UN aviation body ditches older carbon credits from offsetting scheme

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Some green groups welcome International Civil Aviation Organization's decision to exclude 'questionable' carbon credits from the industry's Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation. Aviation Carbon Policy COVID-19 offsets Transportation & Mobility

Why aviation needs to address its emissions problem now

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Despite myriad efforts, the aviation industry unlikely to succeed in reducing its emissions given the current hurdles. Climate Change Aviation Eco-Design Policy & Politics Pollution PreventionIn fact, the case is quite the opposite.

1% of global population causes 50% of all carbon pollution emitted by the aviation industry

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Only 1% of people cause half of all aviation pollution globally. Super emitters pollute the environment at the expense of millions of people who do not fly

Is aviation the best application yet for hydrogen fuel cells?

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However, aviation remains a new frontier for zero emissions. Charged recently chatted with Mr. Miftakhov to learn about the technical and business aspects of hydrogen-electric aviation and his company’s ambitious plans for the future. And they’ve just extended it to aviation.

This carbon challenge is bigger than cars, aviation and shipping combined

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This carbon challenge is bigger than cars, aviation and shipping combined. Adam Aston. Thu, 08/13/2020 - 02:15. You may not know it, but you rely on industrial heat every day. It helped make the bricks that hold up your home; the cement underfoot.

Greener aviation: will they help save the planet or are they just pretty concepts?

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The post Greener aviation: will they help save the planet or are they just pretty concepts? Putting aside the effect of the pandemic and the decrease in flights, air travel has been one of the biggest and fastest-growing industries.

Ampaire Takes Flight for a World First in Sustainable Aviation

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On November 22, Ampaire took to the skies over Maui in a world first for electric aviation. Currently, the aviation industry is responsible for nearly 3% of global emissions, and that share could easily swell as more and more people take to the skies in the future.

Is greener aviation set for take-off?

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The aviation industry is synonymous with producing high volumes of carbon emissions. Here, Matthew Stone, chairman of Renovare Fuels, a specialist in carbon-neutral liquid fuels, explores how aviation can go green

ZeroAvia wins £12-million grant to bring fuel cell aviation powertrain to market

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ZeroAvia, a specialist in hydrogen-electric aviation, has secured £12.3 This project is instrumental for delivering a market-ready hydrogen powered solution for 2023 that makes passenger-ready zero carbon aviation a reality,” said ZeroAvia CEO Val Miftakhov. “It

Can Aviation Make A Clean Comeback?

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As the aviation industry struggles to make a comeback after the catastrophic disruption of COVID-19, greentech entrepreneurs are pressing ahead in the race to bring cleaner solutions to market.

Government urged to factor aviation and shipping into UK climate goals

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Ministers are facing calls to include international aviation and shipping emissions in its national climate goals, as the government prepares to set out its plans for meeting climate targets in the mid-2030s in the coming months.

Hydrogen Aviation Startup ZeroAvia Raises $37.7M From Amazon, Shell and BEV

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Zero-carbon aviation start-up ZeroAvia has raised $37.7 Aviation is a sector having a particularly hard time during the COVID-19 pandemic. million from a host of backers including Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV), Amazon Climate Pledge Fund and Shell Ventures.

Grounded by coronavirus lockdowns, aviation mustn't be allowed to return to carbon-heavy days: Report

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Billions in financial aid have been dished out to airlines battered by Covid-19. As the world warms, governments should force the industry into decline rather than helping it back onto its feet, argues a new paper

Amazon aims to clean up aviation

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Amazon aims to clean up aviation Katie Fehrenbacher Wed, 01/27/2021 – 02:00 The aviation sector in a pandemic has 99 problems. And if you look at the aviation industry’s historical pledges to add in bio-based jet fuels, before the pandemic, it’s fallen woefully short. Still, Amazon’s support is the latest indicator that the logistics giant is eyeing ways to clean up aviation. DHL Express is using Neste’s sustainable aviation fuel at SFO.

Analysis: Aviation Industry Coronavirus Bailouts Contradict Governments' Climate Commitments

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Amazon aims to clean up aviation

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Amazon aims to clean up aviation Katie Fehrenbacher Wed, 01/27/2021 – 02:00 The aviation sector in a pandemic has 99 problems. And if you look at the aviation industry’s historical pledges to add in bio-based jet fuels, before the pandemic, it’s fallen woefully short.

Silicon valley startup develops hydrogen fuel cell powertain for potential zero-emissions aviation

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Presented as a milestone in the effort to make aviation sustainable and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, start-up firm ZeroAvia announced on 14 August seemingly significant advances in developing a zero-emission, hydrogen-fueled electric powertrain. With land transport rapidly decarbonizing, fast-growing air transport is quickly becoming the leading emission source, so we must find ways to make aviation more sustainable,” said Val Miftakhov, ZeroAvia Founder and CEO.

Aviation climate targets may drive 3 million hectares of deforestation

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The aviation industry’s climate targets are likely to lead to a dramatic increase in demand for palm oil and soy for aviation biofuels. Indonesia's 5 per cent target for 2025 for the use of biofuels by domestic aviation is likely to contribute to massive additional deforestation A new report concludes that this may result in 3,2 million hectares of tropical forest loss – an area larger than Belgium.

'Tip of the iceberg': Aviation emissions three times larger than current estimates, scientists warn

Business Green

Landmark report from EU aviation regulator into non-CO2 emissions produced by jet engines sets out new financial, fuel, and air traffic measures that would target the full gamut of aviation emissions.

Can Shell help pilot a new era of sustainable aviation?

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Can Shell help pilot a new era of sustainable aviation? And it may seem unlikely that an industry as carbon-intensive as aviation — a hard-to-abate sector, in the argot of the climate policy crowd — might somehow emerge with its green credentials flying high in a climate-constrained world.

Delta lifts off with $1 billion pledge to become carbon neutral

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Aviation Corporate Strategy decarbonizationThe airline plans to invest in aircraft renewal, sustainable jet fuel, weight reduction, and CO2 offsetting and sequestration projects.

2020 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring: Review of the brand’s first plug-in hybrid

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It’s the Aviator, a mid-size three-row luxury SUV that sits below the hulking Navigator in the lineup, and revives a name that the brand used briefly a decade ago. The Aviator shares brand-new underpinnings with the latest Ford Explorer, though Lincoln engineers take pains to detail some of the hundreds of changes made to the suspension, powertrain, and dozens of other mechanical aspects so the Lincoln would be suitably luxurious. The plug-in Aviator is powered by a 13.6

Essar Oil plots £600m sustainable aviation fuel facility at Ellesmere Port oil refinery

Business Green

Plans for a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) plant are steaming ahead in the North West of England, after Essar Oil signed a deal with Fulcrum BioEnergy to build an innovative facility that would convert non-recyclable household waste into jet fuel.

Flight shame (and all of its controversy) dock in America

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With activists pointing to the high carbon footprint of aviation, some companies are also looking to decrease employees' air travel. Aviation Transportation & Mobility

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'More than affordable': Aviation could offset its way to 'carbon neutrality' with minimal impact on profitability

Business Green

Analysis from Thrust Carbon urges aviation sector to make up front investments that rapidly scale the carbon offsetting market to the scale needed to cover its emissions. Anna Mascolo, president of global aviation at Shell, toasted the new tie-up. "We

7 urban air mobility companies to watch

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Aviation Transportation & MobilityThink ride-hailing flying taxis, electric multicopters and passenger drones that can be summoned with an app.

Amazon aims to help clean up aviation with Infinium investment

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The aviation sector in a pandemic has 99 problems. And if you look at the aviation industry's historical pledges to add in bio-based jet fuels, before the pandemic, it's fallen woefully short. DHL Express is using Neste's sustainable aviation fuel at SFO.

COVID-19 could accelerate a global shift from planes to trains

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Aviation COVID-19 Railroad Transportation & MobilityUBS analysis suggests the pandemic is set to curb air travel growth 10 percent over the next decade as high-speed rail flourishes.

Are 'flights to nowhere' a necessary environmental cost to save the aviation industry?

Eco-Business

Singapore Airlines is the latest Asian carrier to consider no-destination flights to give ailing revenues a lift. Environmentalists and community groups say there are more sustainable ways to save the airline industry

SUVs are driving more emissions growth than heavy industry, aviation or shipping

Eco-Business

SUVs were the second-largest contributor to growth in greenhouse gas emissions from 2010 to last year, ahead of industries such as iron and steel, cement, trucks and aviation, said the International Energy Agency

JetBlue embarks on journey to offset all U.S. domestic flights

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Aviation Transportation & MobilityThe move is becoming more common in Europe but is unprecedented among North American airlines.

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Government unveils £400m green aviation funding as it touts 'FlyZero' R&D initiative

Business Green

Winners of BEIS funding round revealed as it launches research initiative to explore and design zero emissions aviation technology. FlyZero represents an acceleration of the UK's ambition to lead the world in green aviation," he said.

Heathrow CEO: Aviation should have priority access to sustainable biofuels

Business Green

Aviation sector will not be able to reach net zero if worldwide capacity of sustainable fuels is split between different transport sectors, John Holland Kaye warned at BusinessGreen’s Net Zero Festival. One important policy measure is to protect global capacity of sustainable for aviation.

Will guilt-free flying arrive at your terminal soon?

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Aviation Clean Energy Fuels Transportation & MobilityAs flight shame rises, one company is on a quest to make green jet fuels.

Electric Planes are the Future of Aviation

Green Market Oracle

The pursuit of electric aviation is advancing as companies race to find alternatives to reduce the footprint of traditional air travel. Harbour Air and Norwegian aviation company OSM Aviation Academy are both committed to fully electrifying their fleets of planes. In June, Pipestrel's battery-powered Velis Electro aircraft has become the world's first electric airplane to be awarded type certification by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

'Destination 2050': European aviation players aim to chart pathway to net zero emissions

Business Green

Europe's largest aviation associations have published a roadmap for how the carbon-intensive industry could achieve carbon neutrality by mid-century, a vision that combines technological innovations, sustainable aviation fuels, enhanced air traffic management, and taxing airlines' CO2 emissions.

BP and Neste to ramp up supply of aviation biofuel to European airports

Business Green

Decision comes in response to rising demand for sustainable aviation fuel in Europe, according to the two firms. The fuel will be supplied by a partnership between Air bp, an aviation fuel products and services supplier, and Neste, the world's largest producer of sustainable aviation fuels.

Out The Private Jet, In The 5-Star Airship: Luxury Aviation In The Time Of Flight Shame

Forbes Green Tech

Sales of private jets are skyrocketing but luxury aviation won’t remain immune from the consequences of the flight shame movement much longer

Shell Aviation inks deal to supply sustainable aviation fuel to Lufthansa in US airport

Business Green

Firm promises to develop 'scalable supply' of sustainable aviation fuels under new multi-year partnership with World Energy

Aviation training giant CAE claims 'carbon neutrality' milestone

Business Green

Canadian aviation training giant CAE claims to have achieved 'carbon neutrality' across its business, combining an ongoing drive to slash its emissions with purchases of renewable energy certificates and carbon offsets, it announced yesterday. Montreal is the third largest aerospace cluster in the world, and is the location of the headquarters of UN aviation industry body the International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO) , as well as the International Air Transport Association (IATA