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.

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.

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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.

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

Charged

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

Green battle lines drawn over road and aviation industry bailouts

Business Green

This week, just days after a group of leading civil society and environment groups called on the government to fold "stringent conditions" into any forthcoming rescue package for aviation, the government today unveiled a multi-million bailout for buses today that makes no mention of climate.

'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.

Could a 2025 sustainable aviation fuel mandate help prepare green air travel for take-off?

Business Green

Industry-backed report calls on EU and UK to introduce a mandate for sustainable aviation fuel from 2025 that ratchets up over time in order to spur demand for greener fuels. Aviation is an international sector, its policies are most effective when they are international," he stressed.

Global Briefing: France ties aviation bailout to climate ambitions

Business Green

The French government has confirmed a plan to pump €15bn into the European aerospace industry in a bid to save thousands of jobs and establish France as a hub for low carbon aviation technology. France sets sights on creating 'cleanest' aerospace industry in the world.

Oxis Energy’s ultralight Li-sulfur batteries are aimed at aviation

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In a recent article in IEEE Spectrum , the company’s Head of Battery Development and Integration, Mark Crittenden, explains why lithium-sulfur tech is uniquely suited to electric aviation. Oxis packages the cathode, anode, separator and electrolyte into pouch cells, which are connected both in series and in parallel to form a 20-amp-hour, 2.15-volt battery pack.

A green recovery is a chance to reform aviation for the better - but it can't be done overnight

Business Green

Punitive green aviation bailout terms without there yet being viable alternatives to conventional jet fuel could actually delay the shift to greener flight, argues ZeroAvia's Val Miftakhov. Val Miftakhov is founder and CEO of green aviation technology firm ZeroAvia

Gas Package: EU unveils sweeping plan for scaling up low-carbon gas infrastructure

Business Green

A wide-ranging package of legislative measures designed to curb emissions from the gas industry unveiled by the European Commission has come under fire from campaigners and energy analysts, who have warned they could 'lock in' fossil gas infrastructure across Europe for the years to come.

EU recovery package: Net zero launch pad or missed opportunity?

Business Green

As MEPs enter talks over EU Council's €1.8tr recovery package and budget deal, many key green questions remain. As such, it remains unclear precisely how the EU will ensure almost a third of its recovery package actually does end up supporting its climate ambitions.

Low carbon packages: FedEx pledges to deliver 'carbon neutrality' across its operations by 2040 with $2bn investment drive

Business Green

Package delivery giant and airline operator FedEx has announced it plans to achieve 'carbon neutrality' across its operations within the next 20 years through investments in electrification, sustainable fuels, energy efficiency, and carbon capture systems.

Fighting Climate Change: How One Big Retailer Stacks Up

Sustainability Consulting

As we enjoy our new gifts, it’s sobering to think of packaging waste such as plastic mailers and bubble wrap adding to landfill or ending up in oceans. Our concerns about plastic and packaging usually point to online retailers, especially one of the world’s biggest: Amazon.

Solar, Wind Tax Credit Extensions and Energy R&D Package in Spending Bill Before Congress

GreenTechMedia

trillion federal spending and tax extension package negotiated by congressional leaders over the weekend alongside a $900 billion coronavirus relief package. The massive spending bill awaiting passage by the U.S.

Report: Covid-19 stimulus packages already benefitting high carbon industries

Business Green

And yet, as the report notes, both have already provided support packages to struggling airlines without any fresh requirement for airlines to strengthen their long term emissions reduction plans. At roughly £2.2tr, the US has the largest stimulus package of the 11 countries surveyed.

FedEx pledges to be carbon neutral by 2040

GreenBiz

FedEx — which uses over 180,000 vehicles to deliver packages across continents and operates the world's largest cargo airline — has been implementing sustainability practices for years, but the announcement represents a major acceleration of the company's commitments.

United Airlines among newest investors of ZeroAvia’s hydrogen-propelled flight technology

Renewable Energy World

ZeroAvia announced it has raised another $35 million to help develop its 2-5 megawatt (MW) zero-emission powertrain systems for commercial aviation.

The top 2020 trends in sustainability, according to GreenBiz readers

GreenBiz

In the $500 billion-per-year cosmetics space, small-scale packaging leads to large-scale single-use plastic waste. Readers devoured GreenBiz stories on the emerging technologies powering electric aviation and the companies behind them. Aviation.

Preparing for take-off: DHL Express places order for 12 all-electric aircraft

Business Green

Deliveries giant announces it is to team up with electric aviation pioneer Eviation to put zero emission planes into service. He added that the company had found "the perfect partner with Eviation as they share our purpose, and together we will take off into a new era of sustainable aviation".

Firms combine expertise to test and validate systems to chemically recycle waste plastics

Envirotec Magazine

grant from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has been awarded to three firms for an ambitious chemical recycling project that aims to make hard-to-recycle plastic packaging recyclable.

How online ordering could cut food waste

GreenBiz

Wasted food is responsible for 6 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions — that’s three times the contribution of aviation and more than any country except China and the United States. This can seem counterintuitive, as meal kits are often criticized for excessive packaging. (Do

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French government moves to abolish shortest flights

Business Green

The French government has moved forward with pioneering plans to effectively ban a number of short haul aviation routes as part of the country's sweeping new climate bill.

Logistical considerations when introducing SAF mandates

Business Green

Industry Voice: Air bp's global aviation sustainability director Andreea Moyes explains how the firm is addressing logistical challenges head on to help scale up SAF production. per cent of total aviation fuel consumption.

The future is climate-friendly software

GreenBiz

In 2018, research suggests data centers were responsible for about the same amount of carbon emissions as aviation. Design & Packaging. The future is climate-friendly software. Sarah Golden. Fri, 06/04/2021 - 01:30.

Jetting away with it?

Business Green

The aviation’s industry’s decarbonisation efforts are in the midst of a battle between two competing narratives. Billions of dollars are being invested to deliver first low emission aviation fuels and then genuinely ultra-low emission flight based on hydrogen, electrification, and e-fuels.

Environmental own goal: Man City 'recycle for air miles' stunt slammed by green groups

Business Green

Last week the club revealed plastic recycling pods have been installed at the Etihad Stadium in a bid to encourage football fans to make more conscious choices when disposing of packaging waste by offering them discounts on air travel as a reward for "joining the sustainability journey".

Take-off? Study predicts commercial hydrogen planes could be in the skies within 10 years

Business Green

Hydrogen-powered planes have "significant, and so far underestimated" potential to become a major force in the future of flight, and to thereby help reduce the aviation sector's growing impact on the climate, according to the findings of a major industry and EU-backed study released yesterday.

Food waste startup backed by Oprah Winfrey snags $250 million

GreenBiz

Food waste is responsible for generating close to 6 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions: for perspective, that's three times the amount generated by the aviation industry. It's applied in packaging facilities or warehouses using a water-based formula.

Sustainable fuels company Velocys raises £25m in oversubscribed funding round

Business Green

The London-listed firm, which is aiming to build a major sustainable aviation fuel plant on the Humber, said it would spend the proceeds of the sale on boosting its manufacturing capability and building 12 reactors capable of turning waste gas into jet fuel annually.

Government prepares Jet Zero Council for take-off

Business Green

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has today announced a dual boost to the UK's nascent low carbon aviation sector, confirming the formation of a new 'Jet Zero Council' and the award of fresh funding for green fuel specialist Velocsys.

The case for raising up women in climate tech

GreenBiz

Giving plastic trash new life" is what Wang and Yao are working to do with Novoloop, which transforms packaging waste into high-performance materials used in shoes, cars, homes and more. 43 — Aviation. The case for raising up women in climate tech. Shana Rappaport.

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Coronavirus fallout: Calls grow for airlines to face strict climate targets in any rescue deal

Business Green

As the government mulls potential support packages for embattled UK airlines in the face of the escalating coronavirus crisis, growing calls have come for any bailout or public ownership stakes to be contingent on clearer climate targets for the aviation sector.

Strings attached: Greenpeace steps up calls for climate conditional bailouts

Business Green

Greenpeace activists today delivered a letter to the Treasury backed by a 167,000 signature petition calling on Chancellor Rishi Sunak to ensure any bailout packaged for the aviation sector included climate-related conditions.

What Congress needs to hear from businesses right now: more climate action

EDF + Business

Incentives to scale sustainable aviation fuels. Here are some immediate opportunities for action: Engage directly with lawmakers and publicly support strong climate provisions in the bipartisan infrastructure package and in subsequent bills.

Commercial drones have the potential to half CO2 emissions for freight

Envirotec Magazine

An LCV delivering 10 similar sized packages per 8-hour shift over a 5km delivery radius, and following a regular schedule of consecutive deliveries, produces an estimated CO2 emission rate of 3,394 grams per 24 hours (3 shifts).

European Business Groups Voice Support for New ‘Fit for 55’ Climate Agenda While Lobbying to Water It Down

DeSmogBlog

On July 14, the European Union (EU) announced a sweeping package of climate proposals that will help the continent cut greenhouse gas emissions by 55 percent by 2030, from a 1990 baseline. For aviation, airline companies take the lead.

Multimillion pound prize announced for first zero carbon transatlantic passenger flight

Business Green

Elsewhere in the drive for low-carbon aviation, ATI Boeing Accelerator this week opened applications for the second cohort in its programme bringing together investors and sustainability start-ups. The latest moves follow an eventful summer for the fledgling green aviation sector.

Greener parcels: Royal Mail to add 3,000 electric vehicles to fleet

Business Green

The firm has also pledged to transition all its facilities to renewable energy by 2035 and to ensure that 30 per cent of its aviation fleet is using sustainable aviation fuel by the same date News comes as rival delivery company DPD announces it has also purchased 750 e-vans.

'The European Green Deal is our growth strategy': EU unveils sweeping 'Fit for 55' strategy

Business Green

Brussels launches major package of accelerated decarbonisation measures, including tax reforms, new clean energy targets, and carbon border tariffs.

Global Covid-19 recovery plans failing climate and the environment, study warns

Business Green

A report published today by UK-based consultancy Vivid Economics warns many governments are neglecting to consider the broader sustainability and resilience impacts of company bailouts and stimulus packages offered to the agriculture, industry, transport, energy and manufacturing waste sectors.

Commercial trucking's future is in the details

GreenBiz

Embedded in the price you pay for goods are things such as vehicle maintenance, insurance, driver labor, warehouse labor, packaging labor, fuel energy, transport tolls, packaging disposal and, of course, profit margin. The development of jet commercial aviation in the 1960s largely eliminated the passenger rail system in the U.S. Commercial trucking's future is in the details. Rick Mihelic. Tue, 09/08/2020 - 01:45.

What Startups Have Taught Us About Unlocking Climate Policy Innovation

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For example: Dimensional Energy is engineering a sustainable aviation fuel called syngas using sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water.