The market for sustainable aviation fuel is still
young and growing, but is gaining momentum by the day, with new projects, new
funding, and new partnerships moving it forward. Here are a few news stories
that are glowing proof of the growth of renewable biofuels, biojet fuel companies, sustainable
U.S. Department of Energy Announces $61 Million for Biofuels
Research to Reduce Transportation Emissions – Big news from the US
Dept. of Energy announcement of allocating more than $61 million for
technologies and processes that produce low-cost, low-carbon biofuels. This is
important news in the run-up to bring America up to net-zero emissions by 2050.
Biofuels are made up of renewable resources that can power heavy-duty jets and
trucks used to decarbonize the transportation sector as a whole. Biofuels are
produced by converting biomass from waste resources into sustainable aviation
fuel and other liquid fuels to use in place of fossil fuels.
In biojet fuel companies news:
Total starts producing SAF for French airlines – In
Europe, oil producer Total has begun producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)
at its La Mède biorefinery in southern France and its Oudalle facility near Le
Havre. The biojet fuel, made from used cooking oil, will be delivered to French
airports starting in April 2021. These sustainable aviation fuels will be made
from animal fat, used cooking oil and other waste and residue sourced from the
circular economy. Total will not use vegetable oils as feedstock.
Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels LLC is moving ahead with
plans to develop 2nd-generation cellulosic renewable bio-jet fuel refineries,
with the first project being developed in the Pacific Northwest. NWABF has
assembled a world-class team of expert engineering companies, bio-fuels experts
and 2nd generation technology companies to handle front-end gasification,
syngas cleaning and treatment, back-end Fischer-Tropsch fuel conversion, and
lastly, fuel upgrading to premium renewable SAF. Investments have been
announced and NWABF is excited about the future.
SAF to be used between Frankfurt and Shanghai for Lufthansa
cargo flights – Lufthansa Cargo will now operate a weekly cargo
flight from Frankfurt to Shanghai using SAF to run completely carbon
neutral and with zero carbon dioxide tailpipe emissions. DB Schenker and
Lufthansa Cargo launched the carbon-neutral in early April. The use of SAF will
save approximately 174 metric tons of conventional fuel each week.
These are some of the stories from biojet fuel companies that caught our eye in recent weeks. Hope they are
of interest to you. To learn more about the NWABF SAF Project, which will
produce and supply 60+ million gallons of SAF annually for Delta Air Lines. We
are a committed team that’s excited for the future of sustainable aviation