New tobacco plant produces sustainable jet fuel
7 August 2014
Boeing are collaborating with South African Airways (SAA) and SkyNRG to produce sustainable aviation biofuel from a new type of tobacco plant.
SkyNRG is increasing the production of a hybrid plant called Solaris as an energy crop that...Read More >>
Farnesane used in first commercial flight
4 August 2014
On 31 July, Amyris, partnered with Brazilian airline GOL, completed the aviation industry's first commercial flight with farnesane.
The recently approved renewable jet fuel was used in the duo's first flight, which left Orlando, Florida,...Read More >>
Gulf Aviation’s Scottish presence grows
4 August 2014
Gulf Aviation, aviation fuel supplier, has extended its presence in Scotland after gaining further fuel supply contracts with Lufthansa, Virgin Airways and Thomas Cook at Aberdeen International, and Edinburgh and Glasgow airports.
The...Read More >>
Travel companies seek tax relief on jet fuel
7 July 2014
The travel industry intends to answer industry demands to lower taxes on jet fuel.
'We look forward to some fundamental changes that will give the travel and tourism market a big boost. There is a pressing need to review taxes on air...Read More >>
India lifts jet fuel and LPG prices
2 July 2014
The Indian government has increased the prices of jet fuel and non-subsidised liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) by Rs 16.5 (€0.2) a cylinder.
This rise comes after an increase in global oil prices due to the ongoing troubles in Iraq, and...Read More >>
Shortlist for jet fuel distribution announced
30 June 2014
The Ministry of Energy has recently announced the shortlisted companies, including Shell, BP and PTT, for a joint venture contract distributing jet fuel.
The ministry invited tenders interested in forming a joint venture for fuel...Read More >>
Newly-approved aviation biofuel
20 June 2014
Amyris, a renewable energy provider, has designed microorganisms that convert plant sugars to a molecule called farnesene. Farnesene is then converted into a pure hydrocarbon through a secondary process.
The resulting product, farnesane,...Read More >>
Boeing and Embraer to open joint research centre
13 May 2014
Boeing and Embraer are opening a joint research centre to advance a sustainable aviation biofuel industry in Brazil.
Under a memorandum of understanding, the two aircraft manufacturers will carry out biofuel research together, as well as...Read More >>
BA set to convert waste to jet fuel in London
1 May 2014
British Airways in partnership with Solena Fuels has announced plans to build the world's first facility to convert landfill waste in jet fuel.
The GreenSky project facility will be located in London at the Thames Enterprise Park, part of...Read More >>
Seta-Analytics releases FAME detector for jet fuel
24 April 2014
A three year global programme, led by the Energy Institute, has established a safety limit of the amount of 100mg/kg (100ppm) FAME which can be present in a jet fuel and would not compromise aircraft operation or safety.
Seta-Analytics,...Read More >>