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. This isn't Amazon's first investment in biofuels.

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.

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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.

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.

Portugal power-to-liquid project makes sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) from municipal waste-derived CO2

Envirotec Magazine

Deploying a seemingly innovative technology configuration and design, the group behind it, LIPOR, suggests it is set to revolutionize the waste-to-energy industry while simultaneously decarbonizing the aviation sector.

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: 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.

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

GreenBiz

This carbon challenge is bigger than cars, aviation and shipping combined. On average, each RNG project requires $17 million of capital investment, based on data from the RNG Coalition. Adam Aston. Thu, 08/13/2020 - 02:15. You may not know it, but you rely on industrial heat every day.

Shell invests in US aviation biofuels start-up LanzaJet

Business Green

Shell has invested in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) firm LanzaJet, joining Japanese trading house Mitsui, Canadian oil and gas firm Suncor Energy, and UK airline British Airways as an early-stage backer in the US start-up.

Amazon aims to help clean up aviation with Infinium investment

Business Green

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. This isn't Amazon's first investment in biofuels.

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

GreenBiz

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

Airbus launches new hydrogen research hub for zero emission aviation technologies

Business Green

New West Country research hub officially launched, as government publishes roadmap for decarbonising the aviation sector supply chain. Airbus chief technical officer Sabine Klauke said discoveries made at the network of ZEDC's could have major implications for the decarbonisation of aviation.

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

Kent zero: HyPoint showcases Sandwich zero emission aviation research facility

Business Green

Despite the long way it has to travel to realise its vision of commercialisation, HyPoint has already generated significant buzz within the aviation industry. In the nearer term, it has pledged to invest £11m in its Sandwich site and grow its UK team to 50 employees within two years.

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. As a sector, aviation has so far got off lightly in the push to meet net zero.

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.

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.

Aviation firms urge PM to unlock investment 'critical' for greener flight

Business Green

Sustainable Aviation coalition calls on government to catalyse green aviation fuel development, hydrogen and electric technology innovation, and airspace modernisation ahead of publication of 10 point green action plan.

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.

Investor group urges aviation industry to curtail flight growth and scale up biofuels

Business Green

Climate Action 100+, an initiative backed by 615 major investors that seeks to push the world's biggest emitters to decarbonise, late last week updated its aviation outlook setting out how the sector can support the Paris Agreement's target to limit global warming to 1.5C.

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.

Study: Diverting aviation subsidies into green transport could unlock hundreds of thousands of green jobs

Business Green

Aviation bailouts in wake of pandemic hurt the climate and did not prevent tens of thousands of job losses, campaigners warn. We also invested £14bn keeping trains running throughout the pandemic and our Plan for Rail is delivering greener, faster, more efficient travel.".

Jet Zero: Is aviation 'techno-optimism' putting UK emissions targets in jeopardy?

Business Green

New report from Element Energy argues halting airport expansion and introducing demand reduction measures provides a "less risky" route for tackling aviation emissions than betting on emerging technologies. Industry is also responding to the demand for low emission aviation.

Cambridge University preps Aviation Impact Accelerator for net zero take-off

Business Green

New initiative to bring together leading experts from across the fast-expanding green aviation sector. The new group aims to build an interactive evidence-based simulator that allows the aviation industry and policymakers to explore different scenarios for achieving net zero emission flight.

Turning food waste into aviation fuel could greatly reduce emissions

AGreenLiving

Food waste could be instrumental in producing sustainable aviation fuel, according to a recent study. Greenhouse gases from the aviation industry contribute 12% of transportation emissions and are bound to continue growing.

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. 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.

White House Push for Increase in Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Energy and Cleantech Council

The White House has taken a strong stance in expanding the production and use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) to reduce carbon emissions in the aviation industry. The Administration has identified the aviation industry as a climate priority in its push to reduce the country’s carbon footprint. If enacted, the Build Back Better bill would include several provisions concerning SAF as part of its Alternative Fuel and Low Emission Aviation Technology Program.

Delta invests $2 million for study of potential facility to produce biofuel from forest floor debris

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Delta.com, September 17, 2019 As part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability, Delta Air Lines is investing $2 million to partner with Northwest Advanced Bio-fuels, LLC for the feasibility study of a biofuel production facility to produce sustainable aviation fuel and other biofuel products. The sustainable aviation fuel, expected to be produced in a facility […].

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

Business Green

Heathrow Airport has for the first time blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) into its fuel distribution pipeline network today, describing the move as a "pivotal and historic moment" which it said proved the commercial feasibility of using lower carbon biofuels to power planes.

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

Business Green

Not all sustainable aviation fuels are necessarily as sustainable as advertised, and the government should choose carefully when deciding which jet fuel alternatives it intends to support as it draws up plans to decarbonise the aviation sector.

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. 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. This isn’t Amazon’s first investment in biofuels.

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

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.

Aviation is plotting a sustainable course

Business Green

Joel Makower explores the various strategies and investments airlines are deploying in pursuit of their new sustainability goals. Modern aviation had never seen a year like 2020. And it begs the question: Can sustainable aviation finally get off the ground?

'We have a plan': IATA approves global net zero by 2050 target for aviation industry

Business Green

With the collective efforts of the entire value chain and supportive government policies, aviation will achieve net zero emissions by 2050.". A potential scenario is that 65 per cent of this will be abated through sustainable aviation fuels.

Can Shell help pilot a new era of sustainable aviation?

AGreenLiving

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.

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.

Grant Shapps: 'UK aviation must transform its environmental impact if it is to be viable'

Business Green

Transport Secretary's speech to the aviation industry on building back greener and more resilient from the Covid-19 crisis. For airlines, airports, the supply chain, and of course the aviation workforce, it's simply been a devastating year. Investing in cleaner planes.

Report: Tax soaring private jet use to fund green aviation projects

Business Green

Carbon emissions from private jets in Europe rose by almost a third between 2005 and 2019, far outstripping emissions growth from the commercial aviation industry, a new report from campaign group Transport and Environment (T&E) has found.

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

Business Green

American Airlines is one of a growing number of aviation operators looking to increase their use of SAF in support of a goal to deliver net zero emissions by 2050.

'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.

'Net zero aviation is the future': Aerospace manufacturing projects secure £90m in government backing

Business Green

Ministers claim funding for aerospace manufacturing projects can support drive towards net zero emission aviation. of investment over four years - encompassing a £13.2m