Amazon aims to clean up aviation

GreenBiz

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.

Aviation is plotting a sustainable course

GreenBiz

Aviation is plotting a sustainable course. Modern aviation had never seen a year like 2020. And it begs the question: Can sustainable aviation finally get off the ground? In 2016, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a U.N.

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Shipping and aviation plan to go net zero. How?

GreenBiz

It involves a mix of electrification, sustainable fuels and hydrogen power

UN aviation body ditches older carbon credits from offsetting scheme

GreenBiz

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

Delta, JetBlue, United give sustainable aviation fuel a lift

GreenBiz

Aside from their individual efforts, these airlines and others are flying in formation to support the SAF cause

Can Shell help pilot a new era of sustainable aviation?

GreenBiz

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.

Why aviation needs to address its emissions problem now

GreenBiz

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 Prevention

Shell to support Europe's first sustainable aviation fuel plant

GreenBiz

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.

The ecoDemonstrator Advances Aviation Innovation and Discovery

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Mel Clark, the Morning Consult, August 4, 2021 The future of commercial air travel was on display in Washington, D.C., as part of a limited tour in the United States and abroad. The Boeing ecoDemonstrator program pushes the boundaries of innovation in aerospace by taking new technologies out of a lab setting and putting them to […]. Alliance News Commentary Member News boeing ecoDemonstrator op ed

United completes world’s first passenger flight using 100% sustainable aviation fuel

Renewable Energy World

s Reagan National Airport on Wednesday, a United 737 Max 8 passenger flight operated with 100% sustainable aviation fuel -- a first, and monumental, step for the aviation industry. Aviation history is cleared for takeoff. Follow @EngelsAngle.

United lifts off with more corporate buyers for sustainable aviation fuel

GreenBiz

In September, the airline pledged to buy 1.5 billion gallons of SAF over the next 20 years from Chicago-based company Alder Fuels

Rolls-Royce to develop aviation energy storage

Charged

Rolls-Royce will develop energy storage systems (ESS) meant to enable zero-emissions flights of over 100 miles. The company plans an £80 million investment in ESS over the next decade.

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What sustainable aviation fuel means for greener airplane travel

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But while those engines were thirstily burning up aviation fuel, the net environmental impact […]. Source: Paul Sillers, CNN, Feb 19, 2020 The fresh air of the snow-covered Swiss mountains reverberated to the howl of private jet engines earlier this year as the planet’s movers and shakers descended on Davos for the annual World Economic Forum. Industry News

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

Inhabitat - Innovation

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

Stop greenwashing of aviation: 5. E-fuels

Low Impact

Over five weeks we’ve published a range of Stay Grounded factsheets about various kinds of techno-greenwashing provided by the aviation industry. WHAT THE AVIATION INDUSTRY TELLS YOU WHAT THEY DON’T TELL YOU Happening soon E-fuels could start to be blended with kerosene in 2030.

Stop greenwashing of aviation: 2. electric flight

Low Impact

Over five weeks we’re publishing a range of Stay Grounded factsheets about various kinds of techno-greenwashing provided by the aviation industry. The aviation industry is trying everything to legitimise its plan to jump straight back to pre-Covid growth rates.

Stop greenwashing of aviation: 4. biofuels

Low Impact

Over five weeks we’re publishing a range of Stay Grounded factsheets about various kinds of techno-greenwashing provided by the aviation industry. Aviation biofuels could significantly reduce emissions vs. fossil jet fuel. The post Stop greenwashing of aviation: 4.

Stop greenwashing of aviation: 3. hydrogen flight

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Over five weeks we’re publishing a range of Stay Grounded factsheets about various kinds of techno-greenwashing provided by the aviation industry. WHAT THE AVIATION INDUSTRY TELLS YOU WHAT THEY DON’T TELL YOU Happening soon New aircraft propelled by hydrogen could enter into service by 2035.

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.

Promising results claimed for in-flight use of pure sustainable aviation fuel in a passenger jet

Envirotec Magazine

Initial findings from a world-first study of the impact of 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on both engines of a commercial jet have provided promising early results, according to the firms participating in it.

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

GreenBiz

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.

Analysis: Aviation Industry Coronavirus Bailouts Contradict Governments' Climate Commitments

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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.

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

Is aviation the best application yet for hydrogen fuel cells?

Charged

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.

Aviation milestone as first commercial flight takes off using fuel derived from wood chips

Envirotec Magazine

Flight from Tokyo to Sapporo uses sustainable aviation fuel derived from gasified wood-chips. The flight is the first commercial flight in the world to use SAF derived from gasified wood-chips synthesised into aviation fuel. Image credit: Alan Wilson , CC BY-SA 2.0 license.

Joby Aviation teams with NASA to measure noise footprint of electric air taxi

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Joby Aviation (NYSE: JOBY) is developing an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft , which it intends to operate as part of an air taxi service beginning in 2024. Source: Joby Aviation.

United Airlines and JetBlue among a new group to advance sustainable fuels

GreenBiz

airlines have forged the new Aviators Group to accelerate the development of cleaner aviation fuels Major U.S.

Sustainable Aviation Fuel: LanzaTech touts pollution-to-fuel vision

Business Green

Carbon from captured from industrial plants could power the world's aviation industry, according to Dr Jennifer Holmgren, chief executive of carbon recycling firm LanzaTech.

An 'elite minority' is responsible for most aviation pollution, and should be penalised for it, says NGO

Eco-Business

A small minority of frequent flyers dominate air travel in almost all countries with high aviation emissions, according to analysis in a new report by climate charity, Possible, which recommends that airlines impose a frequent flyer levy

Government eyes low carbon fuels mandate for UK aviation sector

Business Green

UK jet fuel suppliers could face minimum sustainable aviation fuels requirements from 2025 under government plans. Aviation is currently responsible for around 2.5

COP26: UK preps aviation climate coalition for global take-off

Business Green

The UK is set to launch a global aviation coalition at the COP26 Climate Summit that will aim to rally more countries behind a long-term target to reduce emissions from international flights.

Can Aviation Make A Clean Comeback?

Forbes Green Tech

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.

7 urban air mobility companies to watch

GreenBiz

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

Waste-powered aircaft? Government launches £15m sustainable aviation fuel competition

Business Green

The government has launched a £15m competition designed to nurture the development of a number of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production facilities across the UK,with a focus on converting everyday waste into low carbon fuel for aircraft.

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

Charged

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

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

GreenBiz

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

Boeing, Microsoft, and JP Morgan join sustainable aviation biofuels alliance

Business Green

Netflix, Deloitte, Boston Consulting Group, and Salesforce also among founding members of Sustainable Aviation Buyers Alliance (SABA). The news comes as the government is expected to imminently unveil plans to include aviation emissions in its new carbon reduction target for 2035.

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

GreenBiz

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.

Net zero aviation fund backs wireless plane charging and hydrogen refuelling projects

Business Green

The government has unveiled the latest successful bidders to its £3m net zero aviation fund, with a range of research and technology projects securing backing to help accelerate the deployment of electric and hydrogen aircraft at UK airports.

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

GreenTechMedia

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.

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

Envirotec Magazine

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.