Amazon aims to clean up aviation

GreenBiz

Amazon aims to clean up aviation. The aviation sector in a pandemic has 99 problems. The key solutions today are biofuels, only displacing a mere fraction of fossil fuels-based jet fuel, and offsets. The world of bio-jet fuel is just getting started.

Guardian halts fossil fuel advertising

Business Green

The Guardian has today become the first major global news organisation to announce a ban on advertising from oil and gas companies, despite the fossil fuels industry's role as a major advertiser and the media outlet admitting it faces a "precarious" financial future.

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Revealed: Two Thirds of Online Posts from Six Major European Fossil Fuel Companies ‘Greenwashing’

DeSmogBlog

Nearly two thirds of social media posts put out by six major European fossil fuel and energy companies since the end of 2019 present a “green” image of the company, despite the majority of their business activity remaining in fossil fuels, reveals new analysis by Desmog.

Can Shell help pilot a new era of sustainable aviation?

GreenBiz

Can Shell help pilot a new era of sustainable aviation? That may seem an audacious notion from a company whose business model for well over a century has centered around bringing fossil fuels to market — and is banking on petroleum being a key, albeit declining, fuel for decades to come.

The ‘Big Con’ Revealed: Report Details Fossil Fuel Industry’s Deceptive ‘Net Zero’ Strategy

DeSmogBlog

” Among the key findings of the report: Big polluters, including the fossil fuel and aviation industries, lobbied heavily to ensure passage of Q45, a tax credit subsidizing carbon capture and storage. By Brett Wilkins, Common Dreams.

'Fossil fuel free flying': RAF completes first flight with synthetic fuel

Business Green

A partnership between the RAF and Zero Petroleum has resulted in the first flight using 100 per cent synthetic fuel. A Royal Air Force plane has completed the first flight to be fully powered by 100 per cent synthetic fuel, British synthetic fuel company Zero Petroleum today announced.

Hydrogen: UN urges policymakers to beware fossil fuel 'vested' interests

Business Green

UN backs green hydrogen as it publishes seven principles designed to guide policymakers and business leaders approach to scaling the low carbon fuel. It said it intends to make a decision on the fuel's role in the heating system by 2026 after establishing a 'hydrogen village' trial.

On COP26, fossil fuels, and Tesco delivery vans

Business Green

The international agreement that comes out of COP26 will not be ambitious enough, but it could still drive the real world progress that will slash fossil fuel demand over the coming years.

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. The argument is that blending these fuels with fossil fuels would thereby reduce emissions.

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: 3. hydrogen 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. It could either be burned in a jet engine or used to feed a fuel cell to generate electricity to power a propeller.

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

GreenBiz

This carbon challenge is bigger than cars, aviation and shipping combined. The world’s kilns, reactors, chillers and furnaces are powered mostly by fossil fuels. . The standard can be extended to other renewable fuels in time.

Do the UK's hydrogen ambitions risk being 'captured' by fossil fuel companies?

Business Green

Fossil fuel firms are increasingly eyeing up plans for blue hydrogen production, but think tank E3G fears the nascent sector risks locking in a new generation of high carbon infrastructure and jobs.

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

Is aviation the best application yet for hydrogen fuel cells?

Charged

However, aviation remains a new frontier for zero emissions. His new company, ZeroAvia, is developing an aircraft powertrain energized by hydrogen fuel cells. Last September, ZeroAvia successfully completed a test flight of a commercial-scale fuel cell-powered aircraft.

Kent zero: HyPoint showcases Sandwich zero emission aviation research facility

Business Green

US firm HyPoint this week cut the ribbon at its new fuel cell research facility in Kent, in what has been hailed as a major coup for the UK's green economy. Fuel cells can bring a lot of economic benefits.

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.

We need to get serious about speeding up the switch to sustainable aviation fuel

Business Green

The government must act now to scale power-to-liquid fuels that would allow the aviation industry to reduce their emissions, while long-term solutions are in development, argues Green Alliance's Helena Barrett. Historically, aviation has not been held to the polluter pays principle.

Stop greenwashing of aviation: 1. efficiency improvements

Low Impact

Over the next five weeks we’ll be 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.

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.

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. per cent sustainable aviation fuel quota at the beginning of the year. "In

Shell invests in US aviation biofuels start-up LanzaJet

Business Green

Funding from oil giant aims to help scale production of waste-based fuel that can be mixed into conventional jet fuel in bid to reduce carbon footprint of flight. Mascolo claimed LanzaJet's technology would help address growing demand for aviation fuels across the aviation sector.

'The only net zero carbon option': Back power-to-liquid fuel for aviation decarbonisation, ministers urged

Business Green

Green Alliance makes the case for government to back power-to-liquid fuel as part of its plans to decarbonise flying in the short- to medium-term. As this very practical report makes clear, e-fuels may be able to play an important role in cutting emissions from aviation," she said.

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.

Amazon aims to help clean up aviation with Infinium investment

Business Green

Climate Pledge Fund backs innovative US developer of green jet fuels. The aviation sector in a pandemic has 99 problems. The key solutions today are biofuels, only displacing a mere fraction of fossil fuels-based jet fuel, and offsets.

'Historic moment': Heathrow blends sustainable aviation biofuel into airport refueling pipeline

Business Green

Demonstration project designed to highlight viability of blending lower carbon biofuels with conventional jet fuel to reduce CO2 from flight ahead of G7. We are delighted to be the first to deliver sustainable aviation fuel to Heathrow

Amazon aims to clean up aviation

AGreenLiving

Amazon aims to clean up aviation Katie Fehrenbacher Wed, 01/27/2021 – 02:00 The aviation sector in a pandemic has 99 problems. The key solutions today are biofuels, only displacing a mere fraction of fossil fuels-based jet fuel, and offsets. 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. The world of bio-jet fuel is just getting started.

Delta, JetBlue, United give sustainable aviation fuel a lift

Business Green

Many of the world's biggest airlines are betting big on the fledgling Sustainable Aviation Fuel market. Now, as travelers return to the sky again, the race is on to accelerate the market for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). For context, the aviation sector used over 18.27

Amazon aims to clean up aviation

AGreenLiving

Amazon aims to clean up aviation Katie Fehrenbacher Wed, 01/27/2021 – 02:00 The aviation sector in a pandemic has 99 problems. The key solutions today are biofuels, only displacing a mere fraction of fossil fuels-based jet fuel, and offsets.

Can Shell help pilot a new era of sustainable aviation?

AGreenLiving

Can Shell help pilot a new era of sustainable aviation? That may seem an audacious notion from a company whose business model for well over a century has centered around bringing fossil fuels to market — and is banking on petroleum being a key, albeit declining, fuel for decades to come.

American Airlines and Kuehne+Nagel ink pioneering sustainable aviation fuel agreement

Business Green

Innovative partnership would see American Airlines assign some of the emissions savings from its use of green fuels to the cargo giant. Moreover, SAFs currently cost considerably more than conventional fuels creating a financial barrier to their adoption at scale.

'Aviators Group': US airlines form new alliance to ramp up supply of sustainable fuels

Business Green

Major airlines forge new alliance dedicated to growing supply of SAF, as parent group Sustainable Aviation Buyers Alliance opens up to new members. The SABA was created to give aviation customers an avenue to reduce their emissions by investing in high-quality sustainable aviation fuels.

Canadian Company is Making History and the Business Case for All Electric Commercial Aviation

Green Market Oracle

In October many of key components of their planes were installed, including electric motors developed by magniX a Seattle-based electric aviation company. The price of electricity is far more stable than the price of fossil fuels.

Shell to build 'Europe's biggest' biofuels plant for aviation and road transport

Business Green

Rotterdam facility earmarked to begin producing renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel from waste sources from 2024.

'Golden opportunity': MPs urge government to 'supercharge' a green recovery for aviation

Business Green

Cross party group of 35 MPs call on Chancellor to invest £500m towards developing green aviation fuels and technologies in wake of Covid-19. Decisive action today will support not only a sustainable and world-leading UK aviation sector, but fuel a great British green recovery.".

What Aviation Efficiency can Teach us about the Power of Small Gestures

Green Market Oracle

Efficiency in the aviation industry is a good illustration of how seemingly small efforts can make a difference. Even something as simple as changing paper stock on airplanes can add up to major reductions in fuel use and concomitant emissions.

The carbon challenge that is bigger than cars, aviation, and shipping combined

Business Green

The world's kilns, reactors, chillers, and furnaces are powered mostly by fossil fuels. High-temperature industrial heat, over 932 degrees F, poses a particular challenge because that's the point at which fuels beyond electricity become the mainstay.

What Aviation Efficiency Efforts can Teach us about the Power of Small Gestures

Green Market Oracle

Efficiency in the aviation industry is a good illustration of how seemingly small efforts can make a difference. Even something as simple as changing paper stock on airplanes can add up to major reductions in fuel use and concomitant emissions. This action reduced the weight by only 1 ounce but when applied across the fleet United Airlines saved 170,000 gallons of fuel worth almost $300,0000. The efficiency of the aviation industry has doubled in the last quarter century.

'Doubling down on fossil fuels': Is the green recovery opportunity being squandered?

Business Green

New Energy Policy Tracker reveals support for fossil fuel industries has outstripped support for clean energy across the G20, but is there time to change course?

Global Briefing: California plots 2035 end date for fossil fuel car sales

Business Green

Plus EU's plan to cut aviation CO2, Norway's CCS project, Australia's green tech investment blitz and the top green business news from around the world this week. California to ban fossil fuel vehicles sales from 2035. California Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Wednesday the state will prohibit the sale of fossil fuel vehicles from 2035. EU Commission pushes for more direct flights to cut aviation emissions.

Global warming is projected to exceed 1.8°C, according to McKinsey report

Envirotec Magazine

The report projects a rapid shift in the global energy mix, with the share of renewables in global power generation expected to double in the next 15 years while total fossil fuel demand is projected to peak before 2030, depending on the scenario.

For a livable future, 60% of oil and gas must stay in the ground

Grist

To achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, countries will likely need to set hard limits on the extraction of fossil fuels in addition to supporting the deployment of clean energy. Unextractable reserves of fossil fuels by region in 2050 and 2100 under a 1.5 °C

September 2021 Cleantech Roundup: Illinois Goes Green | Battery Materials Supply Chain Evolves |…

Clean Energy Trust

Changing Climate Change Beliefs This month, we’re highlighting big climate policy news in Illinois, how the battery materials supply chain is evolving, why sustainable aviation fuels may be a Goldilocks solution, and changing beliefs on climate change.